Our Ministry Team

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 worship assistants and retired clergy who help support and lead services.

Rev Juliet Gosling-Brown

Juliet joined us a deacon in September 2021. Her role is about being called to be more ‘out of the church’ (she will be in the church too!), more a servanthood, pastoral role than a sacramental one, seeking out those marginalised, those without a voice and challenging injustices. It also includes coming alongside the sick, the lonely, the bereaved, the elderly and those in the forgotten corners of society: to be a bridge-builder, a reconciler, a listener, to be the…
Hugh Allen

Rev 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 writes poems and short stories, and enjoy “topless motoring”!
Sue Green

Rev 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 as needed within the benefice, and spends the rest of her time making fabrics and growing vegetables.
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 next 15 years of reader ministry. Apart from church roles I am an active person – running, walking, cycling, climbing and surfing amongst other things…
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 am able to spend more time with the Norwegian side of the family. I was licenced as a Reader in the Anglican Church 2009, and…

Magazine Editing Team

Our benefice magazine editorial team rotates through the year. To make enquiries or to provide articles please email wiveyhillsmag@gmail.com. For magazine advertising enquiries please contact wiveyhillsadverts@gmail.com.

Sherry Rayson

Sherry is an active member of St Andrew’s church, acting as both church warden and in the role of benefice co-ordinator, where she helps to bring together the operations and running of the member churches.