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Meet the Good Work management group

The Management Group is appointed by the Norfolk and Waveney Churches Together and the Church Leaders to oversee the work of Good Work (Norfolk and Waveney Industrial Mission)
AudreySharp640Audrey Sharp is the chairperson of the management group. She is originally from Northern Ireland and is married to a retired Vicar. Audrey says “I have been heavily involved in church work all of my life.  I have run more youth groups, taught more Sunday school classes, made more coffee, read more lessons, given out more hymn books, arranged more flowers, made meals for more visiting clergy, than I care to number, and have loved it all!”  Audrey is a full time HR Manager for Norfolk County Council, specialising in employment law and policy and loves that too!  For many years, while living in Norwich, Audrey was a member of the management committee of Victim Support
SUSAN BUNTINGSusan Bunting is Treasurer to Good Work (Norfolk and Waveney Industrial Mission Ltd) as part of her role as Director of Finance for Norwich Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd.  Susan is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Diocese as Director of Finance in March 2011.  Susan was previously a manager at Lovewell Blake, Chartered Accountants in Norwich and was auditor for the Diocese for sixteen years. Susan is assisted by Ben Tooke, who regularly attends Good Work Trustee meetings
ChrisCopsey415Rev Chris Copsey
I was born and grew up in Nottingham, moving to Lincolnshire for teacher training.  It was there that I met Graham who was at RAF Cranwell and we married in 1972.  RAF life took us to many parts of the country and we spent 3 years living in Munich.  I taught in several primary schools until the arrival of Sarah, Timothy and Thomas.
We moved to settle in Norfolk in 1992 when Graham joined the NHS. I was a Parish Councillor for 12 years and Chair of Governors in a large infant and nursery school.
I am an Anglican and was ordained in 2007.  Before ordination training, I was a Reader for 9 years across 7 rural parishes.  I work as Chaplain at the Matthew Project..
I enjoy cooking, walking on Norfolk beaches, spending time with our granddaughter, and supporting Leicester Tigers rugby club
 jonathan meyrickRt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn
The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, the former Dean of Exeter, was consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Lynn by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 2nd June 2011 and was formally welcomed to the Diocese at a special service at St Margaret's, King's Lynn on Sunday 19 June,  and installed at Norwich Cathedral on Wednesday 29 June
He was ordained in the Diocese of Oxford in 1976 following training at Salisbury and Wells Theological College and an undergraduate degree in Theology at St John's College, Oxford.  He served a five month placement in the Diocese of South Carolina during his training years and a title curacy in the Bicester Team Ministry, at that point still an agricultural market town.  In 1978 he became domestic chaplain to the then Bishop of Oxford and three years later moved to the West Indies to serve as tutor in Old Testament studies at Codrington College, Barbados.  In 1984 he returned to the Diocese of Oxford as Team Vicar of Taplow and Dropmore in the Burnham Team Ministry.  From 1990 - 98 he was Team Rector of Tisbury in the Diocese of Salisbury and Rural Dean of Chalke from 1997.  Two Cathedral jobs followed, firstly in Rochester where he was Canon Pastor and Acting Dean for two years; and secondly in Exeter where he became Dean in 2005 
Within this Diocese, the Bishop of Norwich has given Bishop Jonathan Area Responsibility for the episcopal oversight in the Archdeaconry of Lynn (North and West Norfolk), Diocesan wide responsibility for Social and Voluntary Concerns, Youth and Children's work, Healthcare, Prison and Industrial Chaplaincies and the link with Papua New Guinea.  Many of these responsibilities reflect Bishop Jonathan's concern for the churches place in the overall life of the community.  Plymouth University has recently awarded him an honorary doctorate in Education in recognition of his place in the life of the community in Devon

Gareth W Phillips
Gareth Phillips is an accountant, a member of Ipswich Road URC, a recent Elder, member of the finance and property group, chairman of the Manse Committee for URC churches in Norwich. He is also a member of the resources committee of the URC Easter Synod.  He is a Trustee of both the Ipswich and Norwich Co-operative Pension Fund and the Colchester & East Essex Co-operative Society Pension Fund. Previously 11 years vice chairman Governors City of Norwich School. Previously, for many years, a Samaritan listener and for 3 years deputy director of the Norwich Branch.  He is a person committed to our key activity of taking help to those who need it, who are outside the church


GoodworkretreatscaledHere are some members of the Team and of the Management Board at a Retreat at Quiet Waters in Bungay in December 2008

This retreat enabled the Team and the Board to gain greater understanding of the Good Work aims and to share time for reflection, prayer and comradeship

Judith Edmonds, 19/07/2013