The Rector

Reverend Ann Keating as the Rector is an ordained Church of England priest who is employed to work full-time in the four churches. Having been in post for over four years, Ann thrives on the day to day variety offered in her work. "I love the challenge of not knowing God's plan". Read ‘A day in the life of a Rector’ here. Ann is supported by a ministry team comprising of Assistant and Retired Priests, Lay Licensed Ministers and Lay Pastoral Assistants.

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Associate and Retired Priests

Rev Tessa Mann, Rev Keith Charnley, Rev Barry Chapman, Rev Bernard Hughes, Rev Paul Batson and Rev Jim Hill are Church of England Priests who volunteer their time to support the work of our churches. We are fortunate to benefit from an eclectic ministry team. From life event services and meditation groups to more traditional and charismatic worship, our team enjoy offering the variety of services that enrich our communities.

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Lay Licensed Ministers

Instead of choosing full-time ministry, Rachel Pound and Pat Ellis feel inspired to a specific focus. Their key role is acting as a bridge between the church and the local community. They enjoy leading a variety of services, preaching and offering pastoral support. Their role includes leading a wide variety services in our churches.

Lay Pastoral Assistants

Denise Leigh, Stephen Pike, Elaine Crabbe, Michele Riley, Denise Davies, Gill Fairhurst, Daphne Cox, Elizabeth Bush and Roy Ludlow are members of the congregation who support the ministry team in offering pastoral care. Each person's role will vary according to their skills and experience. Some will accompany families considering baptism, others choose to work in bereavement support or taking Holy Communion in the home. In all cases this work calls for a loving and compassionate heart, and the ability to offer non judgemental listening and support.

The Church Wardens

St Peter's Church, Monkton Farleigh   - Colin Dobson     St James Church, South Wraxall  - David Wyper and Philip Knowling            St Nicholas Church, Winsley  - Mary Hewetson,  Christ Church, Bradford on Avon - Denise Leigh

"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love"     Mother Teresa