The Parish Office

For most general enquiries, the best place to start is the Parish Office.

You can contact the office on Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30am – 12:30pm.  Please leave a message outside the office opening hours if that is more convenient.  Most messages are picked up within 24 hours outside office hours.

Parish Administrator:  Selena Barber

Parish office email:

Parish office tel:  01243 372428 or 07579 798010

If you need to arrange a funeral, contact your funeral director of choice in the first instance.  They will then liaise with the Parish on your behalf.

Parish Clergy

Our clergy team is led by Rev Andrew Sheard.  It offers both our congregations and wider community an abundance of faith, experience, and talent.   The Parish is also able to call upon the services of retired clergy who live locally.


Reverend Andrew Sheard,

Parish Rector


tel: 07967 588 520

Reverend Julie Price,

Associate Minister


tel: 07909 267180

Reverend Jo Northey,

Pioneer & Fresh Expressions Minister


Tel: 07807 188912

James Mant,

Licensed Lay Minister/Reader


tel: 07971 766242


Each church has a volunteer Warden and Deputy Warden.  They are responsible for the day to day management of the building.

Church Warden, St James

Gill Andrews


tel: 07808 940668

Deputy Warden, St James

Dave Jupp


St Thomas a Becket Warden

David Habershon


tel: 01243 372103

Deputy Warden, St Thomas a Becket

Miriam Moore


tel: 01243 374681

Parish Activities

Everyone is welcome to join in Parish Groups.  Do make contact if any of these interest you:


Coordinator: Pauline Nelson


tel: 01243 373465

Mothers’ Union

Margaret Cornick: 01243 378044

Felicity Keeping: 01243 374039

Babies, Biscuits & Banter

Lizzie George

tel: 07870 380010

Young Church

Rev Jo Northey


tel: 07807 188912