Who we are

Community

So who are we? Well we’re young, old, black, white, short, tall, male, female, rich, poor, married, single – a right mixed bag really. The only thing you can guarantee we’ve got in common is our shared faith. That’s what makes a church community so special. Everyone is welcome, everyone  belongs, everyone is loved. 

We come together to learn more about faith, to celebrate it, and to share the good times and the bad. 

We try not to be inward-looking, but to instead find ways to share God’s love for all in our wider communities, and to live out our faith in our daily lives, not just on Sundays.

Clergy

The Vale of Pewsey Team is led by three clergy (there is currently one vacancy):

Rev. Mark Windsor is Acting Team Rector, a keen sportsman, and is based at the Wilcot Vicarage.

Reverend Canon Deborah Larkey is formerly Team Rector, now Team Vicar, due to move to Blackburn Diocese after Easter 2022. Married to Neil, and based at Woodborough Vicarage, they have two children.

Canon Gerald Osbourne supports the team as Rural Dean.

Licensed Lay Ministers

We have two lay ministers, (licensed by the Diocese)

  • Mrs Linda Fleming
  • Mrs Anne Mantle

The ministers serve in a voluntary capacity, working with the clergy and may take Communion by Extension Services.  You may meet them leading a service, in a pastoral context or when they take funerals.

Retired Clergy

We are blessed to have some retired clergy who support the work of the Team.

Staff

Not much would get done without the support of Brenda Woodrow; the Parish Administrator at the Team Office in Bouverie Hall.

Volunteers

You don’t need a Maths degree to see that the vicars and ministers don’t cover sixteen churches. They’re good but they can’t be in three churches at once on a Sunday morning! We are further blessed to have the support of Lay Worship Leaders and Lay Pastoral Assistants.

There are many other voluntary roles as well; Church Wardens, organists, musicians, readers, cleaners, flower-arrangers, sidespersons, caterers, washer-uppers – there’s something for everyone!

Youth, Children & Families Team

Known as YACHT, the team plan and run events throughout the year. From Holiday Club in the Summer, to regular Youth Meetings and the ever popular Crib service on Christmas Eve. The team are Rev. Mark Windsor, Vicky Fawdry, Heidi Gorvin, Iain and Jo Gutteridge, aided by many other volunteers, especially at the mammoth summer holiday club. Visit the Youth, Children & Families page for more info on the events.

The Church of England

The Vale of Pewsey Team is part of the Church of England, in the Diocese of Salisbury. To visit their websites, see the links below:

Salisbury Diocese

The Church of England