The P&P Team

The People & Places Programme comprises of seven individual projects. There are six deanery project teams, each rolling out the key initiatives throughout the deanery, and a seperate project to implement the coaching, mentoring and learning platform.

  • Aston & Sutton Coldfield
  • Handsworth & Central
  • Coleshill & Polesworth
  • Warley & Edgbaston
  • Kings Norton, Moseley & Shirley
  • Yardley & Solihull
  • Coaching Mentoring & Learning

Each of our deanery project teams are made up of the following:

  • Area Dean
  • Archdeacon
  • Deanery Representitives (Clergy & Lay)
  • CofE Birmingham P&P Representitives


Strategic Programme Board

People & Places is overseen by a Strategic Programme Board under the leadership of Archdeacon Simon. The board meets regularly to oversee programme governance (plans, finance, risk etc.); to monitor progress against the goals specified in the funding bid; to proide strategic direction across the whole programme

The current makeup of the Board is:

The Ven. Simon Heathfield - Chair of People & Places Board/Archdeacon of Aston

Dr Jan Smart - Diocesan Secretary

The Ven. Jenny Tomlinson - Archdeacon of Birmingham

Liz Dumain - Director of Parish Mission Support

Karen Preece -  Director of Finance 

Jenny Thurston - Director of Communications

Gillian Sheail - Learning Pathways Manager

Gary Killeen - People & Places Programme Manager

Daniel Mayes - Property Director

Dr Jon Turner - Director of New Christian Communities 


The Board is thankful for prayer and support and always interested to receive questions about its work, hear of talents it should include and/or insights about the programme.

Area Deans

Revd Ann Richardson - Aston & Sutton Coldfield

Revd Douglas Machiridza - Handsworth & Central

Revd Louise Shaw - Coleshill & Polesworth

Revd Nick Parker - Yardley & Solihull

Revd Mike Sermon - Warley & Edgbaston  

Revd Canon Catherine Grylls  (Interim) - Kings Norton, Moseley & Shirley