The Clergy Team
We have one 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 Christenings, Weddings or Funerals, please refer to our Life Events page.
Enquiries for Christenings should be sent to email@example.com whilst enquiries for Weddings or Funerals should be sent 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
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!”
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
The Team Office in Church House is normally open on Monday and Wednesday between 10.45am and 12.30pm and Saturday mornings between 10am and 11am. However, these times do vary sometimes due to other church commitments so you are advised to telephone before visiting. If you wish to visit the Office and none of these times are convenient, please email or phone and we can arrange an alternative time.
Roadworks at the Cross Keys Traffic lights on the A4 just outside Corsham have closed Newlands road which is the usual first access to the Town and the Team office Church from the Chippenham direction. To reach the office please travel further on the A4 to the Hare & Hounds Public House and turn left at that mini roundabout, following signs to Town Centre and Corsham Court. Because of these roadworks the office will be closed on Mondays from 21 July to 21 Sep 19. The office will also be closed on 10 Aug for duties elsewhere in the benefice. Please contact the office/Team Administrator as shown below:
Emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive an automated response initially and will normally be replied to within 24 hours.
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 (01225) 859202
Lacock Church Wardens
Fiona Draper (Fiona@fionadraper.co.uk)
Neston Church Wardens
Gastard Church Wardens
Sandy Fletcher (01249) 715006 email@example.com
If you can’t find a suitable contact above please send your enquiry to our Team Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an automated reply as the mailbox is not constantly monitored but should get a direct response within 24 hours.