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Neill Archer - Vicar [email protected]

Neill has been the vicar here at Malmesbury Abbey since April 2004. His main passions and responsibilities at the Abbey are the leadership, teaching and worship of the church and the Malmesbury Monks basketball team. He is also vicar of Brokenborough, Corston & Rodbourne and the Area Dean of North Wiltshire. After graduating in music Neill worked for nearly 20 years as a professional opera singer – singing as a soloist at the Royal Opera House, Sydney Opera House, English National Opera etc. After his ordination in Derby Cathedral in 1999 he was a curate in Derbyshire then an Associate Minister in New South Wales. He is married to Marilyn, an Australian, who is the singing teacher at Malmesbury School, and they have three daughters Sally, Rosie & Grace.

Lee Barnes - Curate. [email protected]

Lee is from Derby but has spent the last ten years in Bristol. During that period he has spent a lot of time in various ‘theological’ places and has worked with the ex-offender and homeless communities in support and rehabilitation. Prior to Bristol, he hitched and travelled here and abroad. He has just completed an MA in Applied Theology at Trinity College. He is married to Mary and they have three children, Arianna, Nate and Evie. He enjoys nothing better than a fine ale, a sunny day, and a gathering of friends! Added to that; football, poetry, relevant missional conversations and talking about Jesus!

Katie Windle - Associate Minister. [email protected]

Katie is married to Roy and has 3 young children. She is a part-time Chaplain at Malmesbury Primary School where she supports children, parents and staff, leads assemblies and does some teaching. Her Associate minister role includes leading services, preaching on Sundays, taking weddings and funerals and overseeing a group responsible for children’s ministry in the church. She loves all of it! 

Katie’s previous job was being a vicar in Bath, and before that she was a curate in both Hullavington and Nottingham. Katie taught English and Drama in secondary schools for 5 years and is passionate about helping people of all ages and stages of faith know and love God.

Her favourite place to be is outdoors; hanging out with her family and friends in forests or on beaches or simply going for a run. And she dreams of travelling round the world…

Mandy Churcher - Associate Minister & May Moore Chaplain [email protected]

Mandy arrived in Malmesbury at the end of June 2011. As May Moore chaplain she has responsibility for overseeing pastoral care to the elderly and the isolated.  She also enjoys being part of the worshiping life of the abbey.

Mandy was born in Portsmouth and moved to London to undertake nursing training. She stayed for the next 27 years and trained as a midwife and then lectured in midwifery, ethics and education.
 
Mandy was ordained in Lichfield cathedral in 1999 and served her title as a curate in Wolverhampton, rejoining the health service as a chaplain in 2002. During this time she was at Derriford Hosp (Plymouth) and moved to Torbay hospital in 2006. Latterly she led the chaplaincy service at Torbay.
 
Mandy is committed to pastoral care and is a trained counsellor. She has also been involved in extensive bereavement work.
 

Mandy lives with her cat and loves walking in the countryside and enjoying the company of others.

Paul Tilley - Associate Pastor, Youth & New Media. [email protected]

Paul has been working with young people since he was 18 years old.  He has a daughter Eloise and twin boys, Isaac and Reuben.  Before moving to Malmesbury, they were living and working in Chagford on Dartmoor where Paul also completed his BA in Youth and Community and Applied Theology with The Centre for Youth Ministry.  

Paul plays guitar, drums and djembe.  He also runs, mountain/road bikes and thinks he can surf and climb.  He is now pretty grey headed which he puts down to having twins.

Pete Campbell – Lay Minister. [email protected]

Pete is married to Katharine and they have 3 children – Luke, Sophie and Oliver. They have attended the Abbey since 1997 and have been involved in the youth work (before there was a proper youth pastor!) and also Junior Church. Pete continues to be involved in midweek events for school aged children and supports Scripture Union based events locally. Pete also enjoys the challenge of ensuring the Abbey is a welcoming and down-to-earth place for blokes to come and enjoy, with special events often including good food and sports! Pete is a Social Worker and works for Bath Local Authority.

 

Catherine Price - Lay Minister

Catherine has been worshipping at the Abbey since 2007 and has recently been licensed as a Lay Minister. She is married to Nigel, who is lay minister of King’s Stanley Baptist Church near Stroud, and they have two grown up daughters and two cats. She is currently studying part-time for a Certificate in Theology at Trinity College Bristol. Catherine is a keen member of the Malmesbury Abbey choir and loves choral and folk music, quizzes, cooking and entertaining, detective stories and science fiction. She is a supporter of Minety RFC and enjoys watching football and cricket. Catherine works as an assessment and outplacement consultant with The Moor House Partnership.

Linda Sullivan - Lay Minister.

Linda has been a Licensed Lay Minister since 1996 and has been at the Abbey since 2007. She is married to Chris who sings in the Abbey choir and is also a Steward at the Abbey. As well as leading and preaching at services, Linda’s work includes being part of the Pastoral Care team in a Listening and befriending role and she enjoys being a member of the Healing in the Streets team. In their spare time, Linda and Chris catch up with their large family of 6 adult children and 10 getting to be adult grandchildren

Sandie Brown - Parish Administrator

Sandie has been working in the Parish Office since 2004. She is married to Marc and they have two daughters, Amelia and Lucy and one crazy dog, Jess. Work for Sandie in the office is busy and varied - booking in weddings, baptisms and funerals and generally keeping the clergy and team leaders organised - no mean feat!

Mike Langtree and Diana Crowe– Churchwardens.

Mike and Diana serve the Abbey community as Churchwardens and take particular responsibility for the fabric of the church, the running of services and the wellbeing of the clergy and staff. Diana has particular responsibility for our 10.30am congregation, and Mike for our 4pm congregation.

Sarah McGrory - Youth Minister Student.[email protected]

Sarah is 43, a mum of three and a carer for her husband Iain, who serves as a Street Pastor in Chippenham. "We have a very busy and chaotic household but God is at the heart of our family". After a number of years as a volunteer in youth work, Sarah is now studying at the Centre for Youth Ministries for a degree in "Youth and Community and Pratical Theology. She loves working with young people as they are the here and now and the future of the church. "It's amazing to see them grow in themselves and in their faith right in front of you".

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