MEET THE TEAM

Benefice
Revd David Roche All Hallows Whitchurch
REVD DAVID ROCHE
Priest in Charge

David is passionate about church life and making faith relevant to local community. Married to Amy, they 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 for seven years. David is also Area Dean, and works supports Clergy across the locality. David and Amy love walks exploring Hampshire, country walks and pubs.

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REVD HELEN O’SULLIVAN

Associate Vicar

Helen is passionate about seeing vibrant Christian communities in our villages and has always loved rural ministry. Having spent twelve years as a primary school teacher Helen then worked for Tearfund before training for ordination. She loves being involved in theatre and musical performances and when she gets the chance  escapes to the West Cornish coast to enjoy walks, reading by the sea and eating cream teas!

Padre Mark Christian St James the Less, Litchfield

REVD 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.

REVD NICKY SMALLWOOD
Assistant Curate

Nicky is really enjoying working in the parish as a part time curate.  She also loves her part time roles as an Anna Chaplain (offering spiritual and emotional support to older people) in the Benefice of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle, and as a part time chaplain at Naomi House & Jacksplace Hospices for Children and Young Adults.  Previously, Nicky worked as a small animal vet.  She is married to Robin, and they have 3 teenage boys.  In her spare time, Nicky loves singing/playing music with friends, or sitting at a potter's wheel throwing pots - but sadly the latter hasn't happened for too long!

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REVD CANON DODIE MARSDEN

Assistant Priest

Dodie moved from Australia to the area at the end of the 70’s and the focus of her work has been on caring in and for the community; people of all ages. She has been very involved at the school, with children and young people. Through our deanery link with Mityana, Uganda she’s seen many young people visit along with lots of adults too. In 2019 she was made a canon of the Cathedral. Her family are in USA and Australia and the UK. She loves her bike!

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REVD RICHARD SUTCLIFFE

Assistant Priest

Richard moved to St Mary Bourne when he was 12 and moved back with his late wife Swee in 2001.  Richard has always been involved in church life, and was ordained in 2012.  He has worked in London since he left University, and has been in Financial Regulation, working for the FCA for the past 20 years. 

 

Richard shares his home with two fluffy dogs, Stella and Candy. He loves to sing and has always loved local theatre, although a full time job and ministry keeps him very busy. He is also studying for an MA at Winchester. 

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Hazel Kay. All Hallows Whitchurch

HAZEL KAY

Licensed Lay Minister

Philip Geddes. All Hallows Whitchurch

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. All Hallows Whitchurch

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.

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GARETH HUMPHREYS
Churchwarden

Gareth moved to Whitchurch in 2009 and lives with Sophie, their two daughters and Bertie, the dog. 
He is a recently retired solicitor and enjoys singing in both in the AH choir and the occasional Litchfield evensong choir.

Allan Vaughan. All Hallows Whitchurch
ALLAN VAUGHAN
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..

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CAROLINE BARBER
Assistant Churchwarden

Caroline moved to Whitchurch in 2007.  She is married to Paul and has two teenage children at Testbourne.  She works as an in-house lawyer for a London theatre and volunteers with a number of local organisations.  As well as assisting the Church Wardens, she supports All Hallows' children's work and has a specific interest in safeguarding and social justice.