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.
After 9 months in interregnum lots of hard work and prayer Rev. Martin Walker became Rector of Wivey and the Hills on the 3rd September 2018. He leads the Benefice’s outreach and ministry teams, and is available to all who seek advice and prayer. Martin will lead services across the churches in our benefice and will be an active member of the local community. Martin is no stranger to rural life having grown up in a old farmhouse in East…
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 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.
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…
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…
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 and astronomy are current leisure interests.
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