Who’s Who at St Andrew’s Church
Team Vicar: The Revd Vanessa Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
Churchwarden: Emma Todd email@example.com
Hon. Treasurer: John Waits firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Secretary: Janet Herring email@example.com
Electoral Roll Officer: Stephen Todd firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer: Janet Herring email@example.com
Other elected members are Alix Johnson, Celia Grover, Charlie Rogers and David Seal.
The PCC is committed to enabling as many people as possible to worship at St Andrew’s and to become part of our church community. Our services, worship and mission is to put faith into practice through prayer and scripture.
Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers
The Revd Canon Peter Gilks retired in July and lives with his wife Jacky in Devon. The Bishop of Basingstoke has suspended this vacancy in view of proposals for the restructuring of Benefices in the Andover Deanery.
The Revd Vanessa Cole: Team Vicar
Vanessa has been a member of the Team since 2009, ordained deacon in 2004 and priest in 2005 with Bath and Wells. Married to Dave, mum to two daughters, keeper of chickens and kittens! She writes “I have a passion for family life, love working with the schools, and find it a real privilege to be involved in key moments of people’s lives, such as weddings, baptisms and funerals (I recently took part in the Funerals Project). I enjoy tinkering with social media and you can find out a little more about me by visiting www.facebook.com/thewallopingvicar or www.nothinglikeadane.wordpress.com I also like baking and have dreams of entering The Great British Bake Off.”
The Revd Matthew Grayshon, Associate Priest
Matthew was ordained in 1981 and served in three parishes (Beverley Minster, Hallwood Cheshire and St Mary’s Hanwell) before moving to Amport in 2016. He has led several teams to the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to support the clergy there and is now the representative for the Diocese of Winchester for partnerships with the Church in Africa. He is married to Jane and has two grown-up children.
Mr Geoff Wortley: Lay Worship Minister
Geoff has been a confirmed member of the Church of England for over fifty-five years. In 1960, he felt called to lay ministry and began to train for Readership, but then career building and other life changes interrupted it. He has great experience in church administration and since being licensed in Norwich in 2005 he has ministered in a six-parish benefice, and a thirty-seven parish deanery, and having moved to Hampshire in 2013, now enjoys his ministry in the Portway and Danebury Team. He is trained in funeral ministry and is glad to undertake this work as requested
Mr Stephen Baldock: Lay Worship Leader
Stephen was High Master of St Paul’s School in West London and has lived in Over Wallop since his retirement in 2004. He has been churchwarden and is now secretary of the Team Council. He helps to run a weekly home group, leads Sunday worship from time to time and plays organ in the absence of a professional. He is married to Janet, a former GP and now church Treasurer; they have four adult children and nine grandchildren.
Marilyn Childs: Lay Worship Leader
Marilyn was a teacher and musician both in school and church in Somerset. Having led worship in a Baptist church for forty plus years she moved to Over Wallop in 2017, and while continuing to teach piano she joined the church in the Wallops.
John Searles: Lay Worship Leader
John has lived locally for many years and has been a church warden in Over Wallop. He was licensed as a lay worship leader in October 2018.
Andover Foodbank www.andover.foodbank.org.uk
Winchester Diocese www.winchester.anglican.org
Andover Crisis and Support Centre http://www.andovercrisisandsupportcentre.org.uk
Alabare Christian Care and Support http://www.alabare.co.uk