Rector

Revd. Helen BaberRevd. Helen Baber was Instituted and Inducted as Rector on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at St Columb Major Church. Helen comes from the Bristol area and after training in Salisbury served her curacy in East Swindon. Prior to ministry Helen trained as a nurse and worked in Ear, Nose, and Throat medicine before moving into primary care as a practice nurse. After leaving nursing Helen went to work for a large pharmaceutical company and enjoyed learning lots of new skills in the corporate world.

Phil TremainLicensed Lay Minister (Reader)

A life-time resident of St Columb, Phil Tremain began worshipping at the parish church in his early teens after taking up bellringing. Many years later a need for a deeper understanding of his faith saw Phil attending the training courses offered by the Diocese, which in turn led to his successfully passing the selection process and being Licensed to his home parish as a Lay Reader, also now known as a Licensed Lay Minister, in 1999.

Some of the retired clergy who assist in our churches

Revd. Angela ButlerRevd. Angela Butler worked in the Civil Service in the London area for 23 years before leaving to take up full time ministry in Hertfordshire, during which time she was a member of the Archbishops Springboard Mission team, and in Gloucestershire combining a parish role with half time Advisor in Mission for the Diocese of Gloucester.

In her spare time Angela enjoys walking, swimming, surfing, gardening, working with stained glass and music. She retired to Newquay and has worked in our parishes since 2009 as well as chairing the Diocesan Evangelism Committee.

Revd. Andrew TurnerRevd. Andrew Turner was born and brought up in Ipswich; after school he started training to be a solicitor. However the call to ministry developed and after marriage to Liz and a time as an Admin Assistant with the NHS they moved in 1980 for three years to Theological training at St John's Nottingham. Andrew returned to Suffolk to serve as Assistant Curate at Framlingham before becoming Rector of four neighbouring parishes until he was was commissioned at RAF Cranwell as a Chaplain in the RAF, retiring in 2012.