PA journalist Martha Linden joins Church of England comms team

The Church of England has hired Martha Linden as senior media officer after 16 years with the Press Association.

Martha Linden: Handed a new role with the Church of England
Martha Linden: Handed a new role with the Church of England

Linden will focus on the CofE’s work on parliamentary and public affairs, handling international affairs and domestic policy, which ranges from banking reform and food banks to medical ethics. 

As senior media officer she will also be working on media for the Church Urban Fund, a Church of England charity dedicated to tackling poverty.

Linden joins after 16 years with the Press Association, where she handled religion and affairs for a decade, including organising the agency's coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to England in 2010.

Linden said: "Having covered Church of England news for many years I am acutely aware of the critical role the Church plays in society, its dedicated service and the way that service is often offered in unsung ways. I’m excited by the opportunity to tell the stories of transformation brought about by the Church of England through its members, ministers and supporters throughout the country."

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