Who’s Who and contact details

Who’s Who at St Peter’s Church

Team Vicar: (vacant)
Associate Priest: The Revd Matthew Grayshon Tel: 07960 299434, email revup@gmail.com
Area Dean: The Revd Trevor Lewis Tel: 01264 736565, email revtrev@pastrowfamily.org.uk
Team Administrator:  email: secpdteam@gmail.com  Tel: 07495 085906 (9am-Noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
Churchwardens: Stephen Baldock and Patrick Keightley  churchwarden@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk
Hon. Treasurer:  Janet Baldock  treasurer@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk
Hon. Secretary: Hugo Deschampsneufs secretary@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk
Lay Vice Chair of the PCC: Helen Porter – contact via info@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk
Electoral Roll Officer: Sally Biles – contact via info@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk
Safeguarding Officer: Diana Woolf  safeguarding@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk   For her telephone number and other safeguarding agencies click here
Webmaster: Stephen Baldock  info@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk

Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers:

Team Rector
The Revd Canon Peter Gilks retired in July 2019 and now lives with his wife Jacky in Devon. The Bishop vacancy for a Priest-in-Charge will soon be 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: secpdteam@gmail.com  Tel: 07495 085906 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings).

Messages to the email address vicar@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk are now automatically forwarded to the Team Administrator.

The Revd Matthew Grayshon: Associate Priest
Tel: 07960 299434; email revup@gmail.com
Matthew was ordained in 1981 and served in three parishes (Beverley Minster, Hallwood Cheshire, and St Mary’s Hanwell) before moving to Amport 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 is now the representative for the Diocese of Winchester for partnerships with the Church in Africa. He is married to Jane and has 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 has been church warden and remains a member of the Over Wallop PCC as well as 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 info@stpetersoverwallop.co.uk (web enquiries for St Peter’s and parish magazine enquiries) or pa2pdteam@gmail.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 was licensed as a Lay Worship Leader three years ago and having studied theology and pastoral studies at Wycliffe Hall, he also received a licence for the Bishop’s Permission to Preach in October 2021.

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