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.

REV NICKY SMALLWOOD

Assistant Curate

Nicky is really enjoying working in the parish as a part time curate; which makes up the second part of her training.  She also works as an Anna Chaplain (offering spiritual support to older people) in the

Benefice of Bentley, Binsted and Froyle.  Previously, Nicky worked as a small animal vet.  She is married to Robin, and they have 3 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!

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.

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.

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..

CAROLINE BARBER
Assistant Churchwarden

Caroline moved to Whitchurch in 2007.  She is married to Paul and has two teenage children at Testbourne.  Until recently she worked as an in-house lawyer in the entertainment industry - since Covid put paid to that, she has been exploring other wildly different avenues.  In the meantime, she supports All Hallows' children's work and has a specific interest in safeguarding and social justice.

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. 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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