Who are the Development team?

We support parishes and diocesan projects to access funding through grants, trusts, and other income generation.

We will happily come and visit your parish - particularly if there is coffee and cake!

The team is led by Steve Baylis, Head of Development – he has a wealth of experience in fundraising and project management and primarily focuses on strategy, large scale applications and legacy giving.

Laura Hines is our Senior Trust and Foundations Officer – she has a background in community consultation and heritage funding and uses this experience to support our parishes.

Kevin Baugh is the new Funding Officer and has extensive experience working in the voluntary sector.

How can the Development team help your parish?

It is our role to support parishes across the whole of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We are paid for through the Parish Levy, so come at no extra cost to you. We can support you in a number of ways including:

- coming out to meet with you and discuss your ideas
- talking over the phone
- identifying funding opportunities for capital projects, feasibility studies and other parish activities
- helping write funding applications
- speaking to funders on your behalf
- helping to develop funding plans and strategies
- helping you to development capital projects
- providing you with a range of resources to help you fundraise for your parish
- signposting you to expert advice
- providing training at your parish
- supporting you with legacy stewardship
- supporting to develop regular giving campaigns; and
- helping you with VAT issues.

What else do we do?

Our team works very closely with other departments based at Cathedral House, including Property and the Historic Churches Committee, and are working on a number of other projects including:

- Ecumenical joint events with the Anglican Dioceses of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Lichfield.
- Developing strategic partnerships with national funders
- Working with other RC Dioceses to share best practice
- Community Support: Caritas and St Chad's Sanctuary

Why not get in touch?

If you think we can help your parish, contact us:

Steve Baylis BSc MInstF
Head of Development
Archdiocese of Birmingham, Cathedral House
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EX
[email protected]
0121 230 6241
07496 439 090

Laura Hines
Trust and Grants Funding Officer
Archdiocese of Birmingham, Cathedral House
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EX
[email protected]
0121 230 6265
07534 991 519


Kevin Baugh Chartered FCSI, ALIBF
Funding Officer
Archdiocese of Birmingham, Cathedral House 
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EX
[email protected]
0121 230 6280
07496 439 090