Central Church

The Church of Ireland’s central staff in Belfast, working for departments of the Representative Church Body and for the General Synod, are located at 18–22 Hill Street, in the city’s Cathedral Quarter:

  • Board of Education (NI) & Transferor Representatives’ Council 
  • Church of Ireland Press Office 
  • Church of Ireland Youth Department 
  • Safeguarding Office (NI) & Access NI vetting

Parishes are asked to note that all Access NI forms must be sent to: 

Claire Geoghegan
Access NI Administrator
Floor 2, 18–22 Hill Street
BT1 2LA  

The offices may be contacted as follows: 

Board of Education (NI) & Transferor Representatives’ Council*
Secretary: Peter Hamill
Administrator: Claire Geoghegan
Tel: +44 (0)28 9082 8860
Email: edunorth@rcbcoi.org / peter.hamill@rcbcoi.org 
Transferors’ website: www.trc-churcheducation.org

Church of Ireland Press Office 
Press Officer: Peter Cheney
Tel: +44 (0)28 9082 8880
Mob: +44(0)7774 295 369
Email: pressoffice@rcbcoi.org / peter.cheney@rcbcoi.org 
Website: www.ireland.anglican.org/news 

Church of Ireland Youth Department 
National Youth Officer: Simon Henry
Administrator: Barbara Swann
Tel: +44 (0)28 9082 8890 
Emails: admin@ciyd.org / simon@ciyd.org / barbara@ciyd.org
Website: www.ciyd.org 

Safeguarding Office (NI)
Safeguarding Officer: Gillian Taylor
Access NI Administrator: Claire Geoghegan
Tel: +44 (0)28 9082 8860 
Email: sgoni@rcbcoi.org 
Website: www.safeguarding.ireland.anglican.org 

*The Transferor Representatives’ Council represents the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and Methodist Church in Ireland in all matters of education in Northern Ireland.