The Communications Team co-ordinates all aspects of communication throughout the Diocese and is made up of the following people and areas of responsibility:

Diocese Communications Officer

Fr Derek Turnham


Miss Jenny Dowson

Catholic Voice

Free diocesan newspaper available in every parish on first Sunday of each month.

Copy to be submitted to the Curial Office by first Friday of preceding month.


Fr Derek Turnham


Fr Derek Turnham/Miss Jenny Dowson

Diocesan Photographer

Mr Les Clark

Liaison with local radio

BBC Radio Humberside

Mr Chris Cuthill/Mr Tom Timpson

BBC Radio North Yorkshire

Mr Johan Bergstrom-Allen/Mrs Veronica Walmsley

BBC Radio Tees

Mr Joe Harrison

Diocesan website


Fr Derek Turnham

Bishop’s Secretary

Miss Katherine McKeown

Year Book


Miss Jenny Dowson

Youth Mission Team

Miss Dom Finn

Adult Formation Advisor

Deacon Vincent Purcell

Schools Service

Ms Theresa Laverick

Contact with the Team can be made through Miss Jenny Dowson at the Curial Office, tel: (01642) 850505 ext 243.