The Clergy Team
We have two full time clergy and one part time who have responsibility for leadership across our churches, supported by a number of retired clergy, licensed lay ministers, the members of our church councils and the congregations themselves.
If you are enquiring about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, please refer to our Life Events page and send any enquiries to the Team Office (see contact details further down this page). Researching family history? Please go to our Family History links.
Priest-in-Charge and Team Rector
Revd Dr. Andrew Johnson
The Rectory, Newlands Road, Corsham, SN13 0BS
Tel. (01249) 713232
Day off: Friday (recent Change)
Andrew was ordained in 2005 after a previous career in librarianship. After training for ministry at Durham, both his curacy and his first post as vicar were served in the Church of Wales, before moving to Corsham in early 2011. Andrew is married to Natalie, and has one daughter. He enjoys mountain walks and railways.
Team Vicar & Deanery Missioner for Schools, Children and Families
Revd Adam Beaumont
The Vicarage, Folly Lane, Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2LL
Tel: 01249 730984
Day off – Monday
“I’ve been Sheona’s husband for nearly a decade – she grew up in Kenya and Bristol – and is now both a fine artist, and an academic specialising in photography and theology. So far, I’ve also been dad to a couple of (lovely/cute/tiring) little monsters for four years and nineteen months respectively.
Before stopping having a career I spent far too long studying Biochemistry, and then taught Biology for nearly a decade – opposite the Bishop’s house – and loved to be outside the classroom as much as inside. After that, and via Trinity College, Bristol, and Westbury on Trym Parish Church, we’re all now invading Wiltshire.
In case that wasn’t enough, I have motorcycled around France (with Sheona riding pillion), climbed mountains out of season (and in a blizzard over a glacier) in Spain, been chauffeured by the chief of the Gambian Fire Service, played drums at all the famous venues in Bristol, worked in one of Nairobi’s giant slums, run a half marathon, and I am the proud holder of grade 4 piano and a Blue Peter badge. When I grow up I want to climb Everest, but Sheona won’t let me.
What does any of this have to do with being a Vicar? Ask me when we bump into each other!”
Revd Dr. Phill Harrison
The Vicarage, Wadswick Lane, Neston SN13 9TA
Tel: 01225 810839
Day off – Friday
My family and I will have been in the Greater Corsham and Lacock team for 3 years this July (2018), We moved into the vicarage in Neston, just outside Corsham, when I was ordained in the summer of 2015. So the time is right for us to think about moving on. I’m delighted to have been successful in applying for the post of Vicar of Wroughton and Wichelstowe, which is a parish that straddles the M4 south of Swindon. We anticipate that I will be licensed in Wroughton in the middle of July. In the interim, I have committed to covering for Revd Janet Anderson-MacKenzie (Box, Ditteridge and Colerne) when she takes a period of Extended Ministerial Development Leave after Easter. This means that I will be away from the Greater Corsham and Lacock Team from Easter Sunday until 10th July, probably returning for one Sunday before I’m licensed in Wroughton.
Assistant Area Dean and Associate minister
Rev. Victor Howlett,
Tel: 01225 819954.
Victor has retired from full time parish ministry and now he supports and deputises as necessary for our Area Dean, Sally Wheeler, especially in forward planning, deanery meetings and implementation of the Diocesan Strategy. He also supports our whole team in worship and ministry.
Other clergy who regularly serve our team are the Revd Jim Hawkins and Revd Richard Hovey.
Licensed Lay Ministers
David Harvey, Linda Culling, Margaret Price, Stella Sage, Neil Pidduck – contact details may be obtained via the Team Office.
Team Office: Church House, 3 Church Street, Corsham, SN13 0BY
Our team office is usually staffed at the following times:
Wednesday 10.00–12.30pm and 2.00–4.00pm
Please call or drop in at these times for personal service. Alternatively contact us by:
Telephone (01249) 701720 – answerphone outside staffed hours for non-urgent calls.
For urgent enquiries please telephone 07880 715551
c/o Team Office above
Churchwardens are responsible for the practical day-to-day operation of our churches and can usually deal with these matters much quicker than anybody else!
Corsham Church Warden
L’nora Olney, 33 Park Lane, Corsham SN13 9EL (01225) 859202
Lacock Church Wardens
Judith Blakeney, 12A East Street, Lacock, (01249) 730649
Janet Doel (01249) 730318 [Bowden Hill]
Neston Church Wardens
Gastard Church Wardens
Sandy Fletcher, The Rowans, Velley Hill, Gastard, SN13 9PU (01249) 715006
Philip Miles, Easton Farm, Easton, SN13 9QD (01249) 701956
If you can’t find a suitable contact above please send your enquiry to: email@example.com. You will receive an automated reply as the mailbox is not constantly monitored but should get a direct response within 24 hours.