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Meet the Team

There are four full-time workers at CASE.

Fr.Keith Barltrop, Director of the Office

Fr Keith has been a priest for 27 years. He's worked as a parish priest, seminary rector, and school chaplain, as well as being Episcopal Vicar in the East End of London. He has a degree in Chinese and loves cooking and playing the piano.


Clare Ford, Team Member

Clare's background is in education. Although originally from Liverpool, she has worked as a primary teacher in Hartlepool, in Higher Education training new RE teachers at Maryvale Institute, and was most recently Head of RE at a secondary school in Birmingham. Apart from evangelisation, her other passions are playing football and the bass guitar 'though not necessarily at the same time!

Father Philip Knights, Team Member

Philip is married to Jane. He is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster and long-suffering
supporter of Norwich City. He has worked in Zambia, the North East of England, in London, South Africa and in Oxford. He recently co-authored a report for the Bishops’ Conference titled Evangelisation in England and Wales.


Clare Ward, Team Member.

Prior to joining CASE, Clare worked in
broadcasting. She spent several years in Yorkshire working as a BBC Journalist, lived in a lay community in Northern France for two years and, most recently, has been involved in full-time voluntary service as a Catholic Youth Mission Leader. In her spare time she is something of a chocoholic...but that's a secret!