Meet the Ministry Team

The Rev'd Richard Warhurst

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Rector

Telephone: 01747 830174

Rev'd Richard was installed as Rector of the Benefice on 27th July 2015.

Rev'd Richard writes: "I am from north Derbyshire and after serving a curacy in West Sussex, I became a Rector in East Sussex. From there I moved into 'sector ministry' by becoming a Chaplain to Dorothy House Hospice Care, which brought me to the Diocese of Salisbury.

My wife is Carol Anna Francesca. A few friends and family call her Carol, but most people know her as Anna. Please chose one and stick to it! You can mostly forget the Francesca unless you find her on Facebook. Anna works for a training provider and covers much of the Southwest and Oxford. She is a fine musician but would never claim to be such.

Sophia will be three in November and Mathilda, which we shorten to Tilly, will be one at the end of August.

We have an adorable menace of a dog called Max. We are all delighted to be joining you and look forward to getting to know and serving with you."

To see all of Rev'd Richard's' contact details and contact him, click here.

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The Rev'd June Lane

Assistant Priest

Rev'd June writes: "Over twenty years ago, after a career teaching teenagers in South London, we decided to move somewhere safe and quiet for our Siamese cat family and also have a nice restful time! God was surely in that decision as in every other in my life, because suddenly I found myself facing the call to Ordained Ministry which I had been managing to ignore quite successfully. Now, I love what I do, I love God, I love people, I love being able to be with them at every stage of their lives. I feel I have been granted the most amazing privilege.

Our cats play a dominant role although we no longer Show or Breed. I am a voracious reader of fiction. I cannot imagine life without a book to hand. I am a passionate sewer, both fine embroidery and construction, hand and machine. If any time is left(!!), we have a very large garden to maintain".

To contact Rev'd June, click here.

The Rev'd Mary Ridgewell

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Assistant Priest

Rev'd Mary is a retired chaplain from Guys Marsh Prison, who regularly leads our Pilgrim Service at St Mary's Church, East Knoyle, and helps out on an occasional basis with other services.

The Rev'd John Pasmore

Rev'd John is a retired Baptist minister who leads services on an occasional basis, particularly at St Catherine's Church, Sedgehill.

The Rev'd Michael Hobbs

Rev'd Michael is a retired priest who helps out on an occasional basis.

Jo Johnson

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Licensed Lay Minister

Jo leads servicies at churches across the Benefice.

Bob Thackray

Bob leads services on a regular basis, particularly at St John's Church, Charlton.

Stuart Asbury

Lay Pastoral Assistant

Stuart leads services on a regular basis, particularly at St Leonard's Church, Semley.


Meet the Support Team

Sandra Henderson

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Lay Pastoral Assistant

Jo Johnson

Part Time Benefice Administrator

Telephone: 01747 830174

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Jo writes: "Three years ago I started working as the Benefice Administrator. I was also Licensed as a Reader in the Salisbury Diocese in September 2013. I am easily bored and so this job suits me wonderfully because no two days are ever the same! I'm juggling lots of balls – from taking calls for weddings, baptisms and funerals to making sure that all the people and bits of paper get to the right place at the right time.

I'm an avid reader (have just finished Val McDermid's modern take on Northanger Abbey) and crazy about dogs, horses and boats".

To contact Jo, click here.

Gerry Purdue

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Benefice Treasurer

To contact Gerry, click here.