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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.
Email: [email protected]

Reverend Sandy Clarke, Curate

Sandy, a native of Chicago Illinois, comes to us via Haslemere Parish where she served as the Senior Families Minister at St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s Churches for the last 14 years. Prior to this she lectured on computing, statistics and business for 15 years at Leyton Sixth Form and then Guildford College.  Sandy felt called to ordained ministry five years ago. After two years of discernment she trained at St Mellitus and was ordained deacon at Guildford Cathedral.  Her daughter Alex who is finishing her degree in philosophy at Leeds University and her son Adam who is taking a year out to save money and to explore his own future have accompanied her to the Bourne.
Email: [email protected]

Jordan Amadi-Myers, Youth Minister 

Jordan, a graduate from the University of Buckingham, was the youngest ever to be nominated for a MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award in 2014, having worked with the likes of Matt Redman, Martin Smith and Hillsong. After pursuing football as a hobby, he learned he could use music as a communication, as a way of reaching young people when playing youth events and holding assemblies in schools across the country. Originally, from North West London, he is an avid Arsenal Football Club fan.
Email: [email protected] 

Reverend Neil Fairlamb, Resident Priest (Tilford)

Neil grew up in North Wales and has studied history, philosophy and theology at four universities. He was a teacher at Dulwich College in south London for 21 years and was a Reader in the church before taking the Southwark Ordination Course, and was ordained priest in 1994. For 25 years he has been a parish priest in three different areas of Wales and is delighted, aged 70, to have an active role as house-for-duty/associate minister in Tilford and to be part of The Bourne team. He is married to Yvonne.
Email: [email protected] 01252 792333 / 07935 368094

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected] or [email protected]

Rt. Reverend Christopher Herbert, Retired Bishop

Bishop Christopher's early years in ministry were in the Diocese of Hereford, and then in 1981 he became Vicar of The Bourne and Director of Post-ordination Training in Guildford Diocese. Appointments as Archdeacon of Dorking and Bishop of St. Albans followed. He was also National Chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews and the Church of England's lead spokesman on health matters. He served on a select committee on medical and ethical matters as a member of the House of Lords. In retirement, having moved back to Farnham, he is Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics at the Surrey University and a non-executive director of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, as well as lecturing in Art History, the subject of his doctorate

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: [email protected]

Reverend Margaret Jackson, Retired Priest

Margaret worked in Personnel with a major oil company until 1992, then left to become Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Southwark. After roles as a Selection Secretary and Secretary for Continuing Ministerial Education with the Church of England in Westminster, her last post was as a Director of Ordinands in Southwark Diocese before retiring in 2011. She has been a non-stipendiary priest since 1994 and has served in Dulwich, and the Farnham deanery since 1998.  She has two stepdaughters, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Email: [email protected]

Reverend Patrick O'Ferrall, Retired Priest

Patrick was ordained in Guildford Cathedral in 2001. Before ordination he worked in the oil industry for 32 years (living in the Middle East for 8 years) and was then Chairman of Lloyd's Register of Shipping for 7 years. He was a non-stipendiary curate in Godalming until retirement in 2011. He had two chaplaincies in the City of London and was also Chaplain to the Waverley Borough Council offices in Godalming. He is married to Wendy, a psychologist, and between them they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He plays in a string quartet and enjoys walking and golf.

Reverend Clive Richardson, Retired Priest

Clive was ordained at Guildford Cathedral in 1983 and has spent thirty-two years in parish ministry in the diocese, serving in Woking, Guildford, and latterly, in Rowledge and Frensham. Clive currently has a part time role as the Diocese as Carer Support Adviser, working from Church House with the Communities Engagement Team. He enjoys walking on the south coast, visiting places of interest, and planning and running pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Email: [email protected]

Reverend Andrew Tuck, Retired Priest

Andrew grew up in Ash and after school in Farnham began training as an agricultural student before discovering that he might have a calling to ordained ministry. He was ordained in St Paul’s London in 1968.  He spent his early ministry in Poplar, East London, followed by 14 years in Coventry and more recently the parish of  St Andrew’s Farnham.  He is a keen gardener, has an allotment and enjoys tennis.  Since retiring as Rector of Farnham he has led the diocesan team for the co-ordination and development of spiritual direction. Andrew is married to Angela, and they are both members of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis.  They have three grown up children and two grandchildren

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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, as a sidesman, as a Chalice Assistant, and now as Churchwarden.  In her free time she is an avid golfer and the president of her late Husband's Naval Association.  Email: [email protected]

Peter Neukom, Churchwarden

Peter moved into the parish in 1994 and attends St Thomas-on-the-Bourne with his wife and teenage daughter.  Peter served in a variety of roles at his previous church in Badshot Lea and more recently at St. Thomas.  He now continues to work full time locally, but he has never been able to shake off the crossword and sudoku habit developed from years of commuting into London.  At home he is a keen gardener and bread maker.  Email:[email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Tel: 01252 715505

Our Pastoral Assistants, listed below, assist the clergy in supporting the congregation and the wider community.  The role of Pastoral Assistant 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 communion, 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: [email protected]

 

Janet Stephen, Pastoral Assistant

 

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Susan Barnes, Pastoral Assistant

 

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