Director of Communications appointed

Bishop Patrick is delighted to be able to announce that Madeleine Strezynski has been appointed as Diocesan Director of Communications. Madeleine is currently on maternity leave and she will take up the role on the 1st of March, 2021, working four days a week. However, from the 16th of October, 2020, Madeleine will work for the diocese as a self-employed consultant working one day per week. This is what Madeleine had to say about taking up this new post:

"I’m very much looking forward to my new role in the Diocese of Nottingham. I have a well-established background in Catholic journalism and communications and I hope that my insight and experiences will enable me to serve the diocese to the best of my abilities.

"My vision for diocesan communications is to cultivate a culture of professionalism, transparency and joy in order to promote the diocese’s core values of Encounter, Discipleship and Missionary Discipleship.

Thanks to the advances of digital technology, the Church has never been so well equipped to communicate its life-giving message and yet we often don't make the most of the tools available to us. The Church has a radical, loving and beautiful message to convey and I will work hard to ensure that the Diocese of Nottingham is a place where it is clearly proclaimed."

Madeleine has previously worked as Director of Operations for Living and Dying Well, a think tank opposed to the legalisation of assisted dying. Prior to that, she was Assistant Editor for the Catholic Herald for seven years, during which time she also worked as Communications Advisor to the Diocese of Portsmouth.

We welcome Madeleine as a new member of the diocesan staff.