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 1 March 2021, working 4 days a week. However, from 16 October 2020, Madeleine will work for the diocese as a self-employed consultant working one day per week.

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 7 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.