Knowing, sharing and living Christ's love

Being a combined benefice Wiveliscombe and The Hills is led by a single licensed member of the clergy who manages the day to day needs of all the members of the congregation and leads the main services. The Rector is then supported by a team of lay readers, lay leaders and retired clergy who help support and lead services.

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Rector (Vacant)

Following the retirement of our Rector David and his wife Becky at the end of 2017, we have been looking for a new incumbent. During this period of what we call ‘interregnum’ our parishes are being led by teams of church wardens, retired clergy, lay readers and preachers and visiting clergy. A rector is a…

Hugh Allen

Hugh Allen

Hugh is married to Helen and has five (grown up) children. He is now retired from stipendiary ministry but works “behind the scenes”: mentoring, offering spiritual direction, and occasionally taking a service.  He has led groups on trips to Israel and retreats in the past. He enjoys coffee and conversation, better with cake!  He also…

Sue Green

Sue Green

Sue moved to Wiveliscombe in 1988 and was a member of the congregation for some time before being ordained in the mid 90s. She moved away fro ten years to be Rector of the nearby Blackdown Benefice, but on retirement chose to return to the centre of the universe. Sue is now happily helping out…

Martin Valuks

Martin Valuks

I was baptised, confirmed and married at St Andrews and it has been a huge part of my life. Having been licensed as a lay reader since 2001 and taking various services across the benefice I am very excited that our benefice is a lively and vibrant worshipping community and I look forward to the…

Vigdis Adams

Vigdis Adams

I am Norwegian by both birth and upbringing, but I have lived and worked in this country for nearly 50 years. My working life was spent in the Health Service as an occupational therapist and manager for nearly 40 years. I am widowed, but enjoy a large and extended family, and since my retirement I…

Adam Green

Adam Green

I’ve served as a Reader in four places around the country since 1979 and I’ve greatly enjoyed returning to work in Wiveliscombe and the Hills parishes in 2015. I’ve retired from a career in archives and now do voluntary work with Victim Support and IT support for the isolated rural elderly. Sailing, walking, choral singing…