Our Team


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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:   curate@thebourne.org.uk

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: fairlamb49@gmail.com 01252 792333 / 07935 368094

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 is a widower with two adult offsprings and two granddaughters. He was a Headteacher for twenty-four years before being invited by Surrey County Council to undertake consultancy work in secondary schools, later specialising more widely in schools in challenging circumstances. He was a chaplain to the Queen for fourteen years and retired in 2017 from the position of Bishop’s Assessor in the diocese of Guildford.

Email: j.david_adams@ntlworld.com

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: clive.richardson@cofeguildford.org.uk

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

Clare Marren, Children & Youth Minister

Clare has been attending St Thomas for the last 6 years. Previously she taught Religious Studies and English at a local school. Clare aims to help the young people of the Bourne to deepen their faith and to understand God’s call to love and justice. As part of ongoing discernment, she is studying theology, as an auditing student, on the Guildford Local Ministry Programme. She is interested in monastic spirituality and the joy found in Christ through nature. Clare loves being outdoors and enjoys walking and surfing. She lives with her three children - Fleur, Freddie and Albert. Her son Freddie has been a chorister at St Thomas for 7 years. 

Email Clare: youth@thebourne.org.uk

Jordan Theis,
Director of Music



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

Frances Garland, Licensed Lay Minister

Email: frances2412@gmail.com

Jane Quicke, Licensed Lay Minister

 Email: jmsa.quicke@btinternet.com



Viv Picken, Licensed Lay Minister

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: yvonnebryant@gmail.com

Janet Stephen, Pastoral Assistant


Email: janetstephenbcs@gmail.com

Jenny Grant, Parish Visitor


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: mjengland61@gmail.com

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:peter.j.neukom@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

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