MEET THE TEAM
REV DAVID ROCHE
Priest in Charge

David is passionate about church life and making faith relevant to local community. Married to Amy, they have five children and have previously worked with Church Mission Society in Beirut, Lebanon, in the Diocese of Jerusalem. Before living in the Middle East, they were church planters in France.

David has recently been appointed as Area Dean, and works supports Clergy across the locality.

David and Amy love countryside walks in North Hampshire.

REV. MARK CHRISTIAN

Assistant Priest (Litchfield)

Padre Mark was a chaplain in the army for 17 years before he left in 2015. He served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan with a number of regiments including the Household Cavalry, the Grenadier Guards, the Royal Tank Regiment, The Corps of Royal Signals and the Royal Logistics Corps. He now lives in Litchfield and looks after St. James The Less, a church that exclusively uses the Book of Common Prayer. He is county chaplain to the Royal British Legion, chaplain to the Army Cadet Corps in Hampshire and is chaplain to the Royal Military Police Association. His wife is Yvette and he has four adult children and three grandchildren.

NICKY SMALLWOOD

Ordinand

Nicky works as an Anna Chaplain for the Benefice of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle, and is Mum to 3 secondary school aged boys.  In spare time, she loves singing/playing music with friends.  She looks forward to becoming a curate in this Benefice, after ordination in October.

HAZEL KAY

Licensed Lay Minister

PHILIP GEDDES

Licensed Lay Minister

During the week, Philip is a financial services tax professional who enjoys reading, walking and occasionally playing golf

CAROLYN JAY

Licensed Lay Minister

Carolyn is married to Matthew, with two teenage girls.  Originally from the New Forest via Basingstoke, she has lived in Whitchurch for 18 years. Carolyn works for Hampshire County Council on a training project that helps people get into construction.  In her spare time you will find her tending her raised beds in the garden, or on the sofa devouring a novel.

GEOFF KNAPPETT
Churchwarden

Geoff moved to Whitchurch 21 years ago with his wife, Gill - but it took him 6 years before he was brave enough to go into All Hallows!  And he kept going. 18 months later he was Confirmed and has been involved as PCC member, Deanery Synod rep and secretary before taking on his second spell as Churchwarden.

He is also Chair of Governors at a Basingstoke C of E school.

ALLAN VAUGHAN
Acting Churchwarden

Allan Vaughan OBE spent 30 years serving in the Royal Air Force, after which he held various positions with global companies before retiring last year. He has been a Trustee of both of the RAF Charities, and is currently Area President for the Royal Air Forces Association’s South East and Eastern Area. He is married to Beverly and has lived in Whitchurch for over 20 years..

HILARY GOULD
Verger

Hilary's family came to Whitchurch in 1988, when David, her late husband, began working at AWE. 

She joined the church choir in 1995, and some years later became the verger, a job she really enjoys.

WHO WE ARE

The Benefice of Whitchurch with Tufton and Litchfield comprises three churches each with a vibrant congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of the surrounding community. We are deeply rooted in holy words, and our doors are always open to community members who are looking for a quiet place to worship. Contact us, or visit us to learn more about how to become a part of our congregation.

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