banner-photo

Our Team

Revd John Morris

Reverend John Morris, Vicar  

John began his working life as a scientist in the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern but then found his vocation to the priesthood and was ordained in Brecon Cathedral. He was appointed a Naval Chaplain and served all over the world on a variety of ships and submarines. John is a keen singer and has sung with various choral societies around the country. He is married to Gillian, a Primary School Headteacher, and they have a black Labrador called Maisie and two grown up children. Abigail is a trainee medical writer in London and Charles plays cricket for Worcestershire CCC.

REvd Canon Heather Humphrey

Reverend Canon Heather Humphrey, Resident Priest (Tilford)

Heather was ordained deacon in 1990 in Worces­ter Cathedral, and then priested with the first women in 1994.  She joined our team in January 2014.  Prior to ordination she was a teacher and a deputy head.  She loves the creative arts and the natural world.   Heather has two adult children, Victoria and Stuart, and a granddaughter Lily Grace. 

Revd Liz Lane

Reverend Liz Lane, Associate Minister

Liz is an Assistant Curate and works as part of a wide team of clergy, Lay Ministers, Pastoral Assistants and Administrators sharing the work of Ministry, including baptisms, weddings, funerals and church services, as well as work within local schools and hospitals. She is also a proud Granny, keen tennis player.  She is currently on sabbatical. Email: elizabethmlane@btinternet.com

Revd Elaine Collins

Reverend Elaine Collins, Assistant Curate

Elaine was ordained as a priest on 29th June 2013 in Guildford Cathedral and continues to serve her curacy in the United Benefice. She retired from her part time teaching post in July 2013, is married with four stepchildren, four step grandchildren and one step great grandchild!  She enjoys dancing and Pilates. Email: elainecollins25@btinternet.com

David Adams

Reverend David Adams, Retired Priest

David was ordained in the diocese of Connor, N Ireland in 1962 and has been part of the team since the early seventies.  He was a Headteacher for twenty-five years and since 1998 he has worked as a consultant, specialising in schools in challenging circumstances.  He was a chaplain to the Queen for many years and is a Bishop’s Assessor in the diocese of Guildford.  Email: j.david_adams@ntlworld.com

David Baker

Reverend David Baker, Retired Priest

David Baker has been helping out at St Thomas since his so-called retirement in 1996 when he moved to Farnham along with his wife Sylvia who sadly died in 2002. His last parish was St Mary’s Fetcham where he was Rector for 12 years.

Email: baker.terracotta@btinternet.com

Deirdre Leggett

Deirdre Leggett, Retired Lay Minister

Deirdre has been a Licensed Lay Minister since 1991, and part of our team since 1996, with special responsibility for the congregation at Brambleton Hall. She used to teach at the Ridgeway School for children with learning difficulties, but after her husband died in 1993 she worked in the Parish Office, until 2015. Email: thatchersrake@aol.com

Geraldine Molony

Geraldine Molony, Licensed Lay Minister

Geraldine used to be a Planning Officer until she retired in 2010. She became a Lay Minister in 2006 and works mainly at St Martin's. She values her time there very much and appreciates the support the congregation gives her. In her spare time she enjoys sailing her dinghy, and painting in watercolours, and she has also recently started learning to play the keyboard. Email: geraldinemolony144@btinternet.com

Becky Speyer

Becky Speyer, Youth Coordinator

Becky joined the parish in April 2013 as part-time Youth Coordinator.  Having discovered a passion for youthwork whilst being involved in various church and community projects, she is now studying for a youthwork degree.  When not working or studying, Becky enjoys baking and photography.  Email: bourneyouth@outlook.com

Keith Newman

Keith Newman, Churchwarden

Keith and his wife, Hilary, lived in the parish for some thirty-three years but have recently moved into the centre of Farnham.  They have four children and six grand children.  Keith is particularly interested in the development of our vision and the rejuvenation of Brambleton Hall. In his professional life Keith worked for the Ministry of Defence, in Farnborough and Whitehall, and later for IBM in European and Global roles.  He retired three years ago and is now developing his skills in carpentry.  Email: keith_newman@hotmail.co.uk

Michele England, Churchwarden

Michele and her husband Michael with their 3 children arrived in the parish in 1985 and found their way to St Thomas on the Bourne during their first week in Farnham. Since then she has participated fully in Church life leading the Flower team for the last 25 years, a sidesman, a Chalice Assistant and now Church warden. In her free time she is an avid golfer and the president of her late Husband’s Naval Association. Email: mjengland61@gmail.com

Caz Callum

Caz Cullum, Parish Administrator

Caz has been the Parish Administrator since 2005 and has lived in the Bourne most of her life. Caz enjoys the variety of work involved and also meeting the parishioners and those who are just visiting the Churches. Caz lives with her son, a member of the Gentlemen’s Choir. Email: theparishoffice@thebourne.org.uk

Tel: 01252 715505

Jen Leggett

Jen Leggett, Parish Office Assistant

Jen has worked for the parish office for several years, and lived in the Bourne most of her life. Jen amongst many other things, produces the weekly broadsheet and updates the website. When not at work she enjoys the cinema and taking her mother out for lunch. Email: office@thebourne.org.uk

Tel: 01252 715505

Our Pastoral Assistants, listed below, assist the clergy in supporting the congregation and the wider community. The role of Pastoral Assistants is a rather varied one, but everything they do involves people and supporting them at various stages throughout life. This includes hospital and home visits to the sick, giving home communiton, visiting the elderly, visiting families preparing for baptism, assisting with baptism services, marriage preparation and assisting clergy with bereavement support.

Our Pastoral Assistants also work with other churches in Farnham, particularly in supporting the Friends Together initiative which provides befriending for the bereaved.

Yvonne Bryant, Pastoral Assistant

 

Email: yvonnebryant@gmail.com

 

Janet Stephen, Pastoral Assistant

 

Email: janetstephenbcs@gmail.com

 

Susan Barnes, Pastoral Assistant

 

Email: susanbarnes37@hotmail.co.uk