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.
Revd Andrew Johnson, Rector, is currently on Extended Ministerial Developmental Leave until 10 September 2017. For matters affecting Lacock and Gastard please contact Revd Adam (Team Vicar) and for Corsham and Neston please contact Revd Phill (Team Curate)
CLERGY AVAILABILITY DURING AUGUST
Revd Phill is currently on holiday until 13 Aug and Revd Adam will be away from 6-23 Aug on holiday and then working at Soul Survivor. During the period of 6 – 12 Aug none of our regular clergy will be available (Revd Andrew still on sabbatical). Should you need to contact a member of the clergy during this period Revd Victor (01225 819954) has kindly made himself available.
Priest-in-Charge and Team Rector
Revd Dr. Andrew Johnson
The Rectory, Newlands Road, Corsham, SN13 0BS
Tel. (01249) 713232
Day off: Monday
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
“I’m married to Karen and we have two children, aged 7 and 10. We currently live in Stoke Gifford, on the outskirts of Bristol, although neither of us are Bristolians, having moved here 13 years ago when we got married. I’m studying for ministry part-time at Trinity College in Bristol, whilst I continue to work for Lloyds Bank as an IT Manager. Karen works in a local secondary school as a science technician. Working part-time during training has given me a real appreciation of the importance of connecting theology with the challenges and routines of day-to-day life.
My Ordination story: My Deacon year has been all about change and transition for my family and I. Now my metamorphosis from IT Manager into Anglican Priest is almost complete. Last year, God asked me to lay aside the system availability targets and infrastructure design documents that used to fill my head; from a professional perspective, I have had to begin again. There has been a sense of loss associated with giving up a job that I prided myself in being able to do well, but I haven’t ever wished I could turn back the clock. I still occasionally ask God ‘why me?’, but the discovery of this year has been that sometimes He simply chooses. My sense of God’s calling to ministry is stronger now than ever. Ordained ministry is a genuine privilege and it is wonderful to be able to walk with, learn from, and lead, people in the Greater Corsham and Lacock team of churches.
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.
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 by:
Telephone (01249) 701720 – answerphone outside staffed hours.
(If you are still using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org please note this has been discontinued)
Mr Ted Davies
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.