Who’s Who at St Peter’s Church
Team Vicar: (vacant)
Associate Priest: The Revd Matthew Grayshon Tel: 07960 299434, email email@example.com
Area Dean: The Revd Chris Bradish: PA is Diane Wilson Tel: 07719 994538, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Administrator: Dawn Dearden email: email@example.com Tel: 07495 085906 (9am-Noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Churchwardens: Stephen Baldock and Patrick Keightley firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Treasurer: Janet Baldock email@example.com
Hon. Secretary: Hugo Deschampsneufs firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Vice Chair of the PCC: Helen Porter – contact via email@example.com
Electoral Roll Officer: Sally Biles – contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding Officer: Diana Woolf email@example.com For her telephone number and other safeguarding agencies click here
Webmaster: Stephen Baldock firstname.lastname@example.org
Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers:
The Revd Canon Peter Gilks retired in July 2019 and now lives with his wife Jacky in Devon. The vacancy for a Priest-in-Charge is currently being advertised and there is a proposal to link our Team (with the exception of West Andover) in due course to the adjoining Anna Benefice – q.v. here.
Team Vicar (vacant)
The Revd Vanessa Cole came to the end of her ministry in the Wallops at Easter. All general enquiries should now be sent to the Team Administrator, Mrs Dawn Dearden: email: email@example.com Tel: 07495 085906 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings).
Messages to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org are now automatically forwarded to the Team Administrator.
The Revd Matthew Grayshon: Associate Priest
Tel: 07960 299434; email email@example.com
Matthew was ordained in 1981 and served in three parishes (Beverley Minster, Hallwood Cheshire, and St Mary’s Hanwell) before joining us in 2016. He has several times led teams to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to Tanzania in order to support the clergy there and represents the Diocese of Winchester for partnerships with the Church in Africa. He lives in Quarley with his wife Jane and they have two grown-up children and two grandchildren.
Geoff Wortley: Licensed Lay Minister
Geoff has been a confirmed member of the CofE for over fifty-five years. In 1960, he felt called to lay ministry and began to train for Readership despite interruptions for career building and other circumstances. He has great experience in church administration and since being licensed in Norwich in 2005 he has ministered in a six-parish benefice, and a thirty seven parish deanery. Having moved to Hampshire in 2013, he now enjoys his ministry in the Portway & Danebury Team. He is trained in funeral ministry and undertakes this work from time to time. Tel: 01264 889426.
Stephen Baldock: Lay Worship Leader
Stephen was High Master of St Paul’s School in South West London and has lived in Over Wallop since his retirement in 2004. He is again one of the church wardens and Acting Chair of the Portway and Danebury Team Council. He helps to run a weekly home group, leads Sunday worship in the team parishes from time to time and plays the organ in the absence of a professional. He is also the webmaster. He is married to Janet, a former GP and now church and team treasurer; they have four married children and ten grandchildren. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (web enquiries for St Peter’s and parish magazine enquiries) or email@example.com (for Team Council business)
Marilyn Childs: Lay Worship Leader
Marilyn was a teacher and musician, both in school and church in Somerset. Having led worship in a Baptist Church for 40+ years, she moved to Over Wallop in 2017 and, while continuing to teach piano, she settled into fellowship at St Peter’s. She enjoys bringing the Bible to life especially through music and drama, and in leading Sunday worship and Bible studies. Her long-suffering, supportive husband is Max and together they help raise their son’s beef cattle. Their son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren live in Chilbolton. Tel: 01264 783435.
John Searles: Lay Worship Leader with Bishop’s Permission to Preach
John has lived in Over Wallop for many years and has served as church warden and PCC member at St Peter’s. He studied theology and pastoral studies at Wycliffe Hall. He was licensed as a Lay Worship Leader three years ago and received a licence for the Bishop’s Permission to Preach in October 2021.