Revd Canon Robert Jenkins retired at the end of January 2017. We have a vacancy for a new Rector.
Folli was ordained at Guildford Cathedral in June 2013 and is Assistant Curate at St Andrew's and St Mary's. He was born in Nigeria and is one of ten children. Folli has travelled extensively. He moved to France in 2001 and was nurtured and supported by the Anglican Church of Lyon prior to his selection for ordination training which was completed at Trinity College, Bristol. Folli is married to Patricia and they have a daughter, Emma. Folli (short for Folorunso which means 'I give him to God to protect') has a heart for mission and is keen on bringing the Gospel to people from all walks of life. (Day Off Monday)
Charleen was born in Zimbabwe and spent many years in South Africa where she studied Law. She married Richard in 1997 and they moved to Australia where Charleen worked as a solicitor and barrister. It was in New Zealand that she resolved to explore Christianity and she started to sneak into a little Anglican church near her house during services to hear what these oddball Christians had to say for themselves. The rest is history. She committed her life to Christ and became more and more involved until finally the path of ordination was suggested. Charleen was deaconed in Auckland in 2008. Soon after, Richard was transferred to London and a new adventure began. Charleen became a self-supporting minister at St. Luke’s and ChristChurch in Chelsea and was priested in 2011. Charleen and RIchard moved to Cobham in 2012 with their daughter Claudia. To Charleen's great delight she was licensed to St Andrew's and St Mary's in June 2014 as a non-stipendary curate.
Godfrey Hilliard was appointed Associate Rector with special responsibility for Stoke D'Abernon in March 2013. Ordained in 1975, Godfrey served as an assistant curate in Cardiff, as a chaplain in the Royal Navy for twenty six years and latterly as chaplain of Bradfield College in Berkshire.
Esther was born and raised in Barry, South Wales. She graduated in Fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan University. After graduating she worked for a Christian mission organization in Nicaragua, working with children and young people. She has also worked with the local council, hosting events and school clubs encouraging children’s creativity and development. Esther has a heart to see children come to know and love Christ and to grow in faith. Esther combines her part time role at the church with her work as a freelance artist.
Peter, one of four brothers, was born in Jerusalem together with his older brother when his father was stationed in Palestine during the 2nd World War. Returning to England via South Africa, the family lived with their maternal Grandmother before moving into the ‘new’ Northfield Farm Estate. Attending Cobham schools before going to Raynes Park Grammar, Peter has worked in Insurance and Banking before being made redundant. Married to Jenny, Peter and Jenny were for many years responsible for the youth work of the church based at St. John’s church. Sunday School, Choir, and being a server, finally led to Peter being recommended for training as a priest and he was Ordained as a Local Minister in September 1993. Interests include gardening and walking their dog ‘Rusty’
Hugh is a Reader (Licensed Lay Minister). He is a trustee of the Bishop of Guildford's Foundation and is a trustee of Cobham Area Foodbank. He is chair of the Guildford branch of the Prayer Book Society. Educated in classics at Oriel College, Oxford, he had a career in marine insurance and as a solicitor specialising in maritime law. He has two daughters (both doctors), and two Bengal cats. In his calling to ministry he has followed two grandfathers and one great-grandfather, who were all Methodist ministers.