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Meet our teams

The Benefice team

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Rev Dr Paul Ratcliff

Vicar

I am a former space scientist and a 'lapsed atheist'.

Having come to faith relatively late in life my passion is to help others come to know the Lord.

Kat Fisher

Kat Fisher

Pastoral Assistant for Families & Young People/
School Pastors Coordinator

Hi! I work with all ages from tinies to teens and their families through all sorts of activities. I also coordinate School Pastors at Uplands. I hope that whether  you are new to the area (like me)  or have always lived here, that you would find us warm and welcoming!

Rev Andrew Goy

Associate Vicar

Having grown up in West Kent and worked in Tunbridge Wells for several years, I may have crossed the border into Sussex but this part of the world still feels home to me. 

 

I love being outside in creation and exploring the local area, so you're likely to encounter me wandering in the Weald or touring nearby castles, houses and maybe even the odd church or two!

Jemma Alderson

Administrator

If you call (01892 782141) or email the church office, or use the Contact Us button on this website, you'll get through to Jemma. She'll be able to answer most of your questions, and put you in touch with whoever else you need to speak to.

The Benefice team

St Peter and St Paul, Wadhurst

Ruth Dunnett

Ruth Dunnett

Churchwarden

Ruth has put down roots in Wadhurst since 1986. She enjoys sharing meals with friends, watching the sky, the performing arts, reading, singing, growing flowers, dark chocolate…. and alchemy in the kitchen!

Vanessa Sharman

Vanessa Sharman

Churchwarden

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Lesley Wardrop

Safeguarding Officer

David Payne

David Payne

Lay Reader

As a Lay Reader, I help with leading worship services at Tidebrook Church, with Betty, my wife, often illustrating the themes and seasons with her imaginative artwork. For the first 15 years of our marriage, we served with the church in Kenya coordinating community development and creation care projects. Since then I’ve worked with Hospice in the Weald and A Rocha International.

St John the Baptist, Tidebrook

David Barker

Churchwarden

I have lived in Tidebrook for over twenty years now.  I practiced as a solicitor in London and since retiring have taken up golf again, with mixed results. I am keen to help ensure the Church continues to be an integral part of the Tidebrook community. 

Having enjoyed a successful career in London working at Barclays International and Deloitte I made a decision to leave the City to help raise my young family. It was after great personal loss and sadness that I truly felt that I needed to and could put my trust in the Lord and experience his Peace, Mercy and Love. My deepest longing is for others to come to know Jesus Christ as their beloved friend and Saviour.

Beverley Boylan

Beverley Boylan

Churchwarden/

Safeguarding Officer

Having enjoyed a successful career in London working at Barclays International and Deloitte I made a decision to leave the City to help raise my young family. It was after great personal loss and sadness that I truly felt that I needed to and could put my trust in the Lord and experience his Peace, Mercy and Love. My deepest longing is for others to come to know Jesus Christ as their beloved friend and Saviour.

St Peter, Stonegate

Stephen Burley

Churchwarden

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Neil Cameron

Churchwarden

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Kate Burley

Kate Burley

Safeguarding Officer

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