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We currently have a full-time priest (Rector) in charge of the "United Benefice of the Leadon Vale." He is the only full-time stipendiary (paid) priest in the Team, but is assisted in the Dymock area by one other 'Associate Priest' who is retired from a career in commerce, as well as by 3 non-ordained (Lay) assistants - 2 'Readers' and 1 'Lay Pastor' as well as several regular members of the congregation. There are also 4 PCC Appointees: Secretary, Treasurer, Organist/Choirmaster and Bell Tower Captain.
The Ministry Team serves the whole of the Benefice, which comprises 9 parishes with 9 churches, so there are several other members: 2 more 'Associate Priests' and several Lay members, but they all tend to focus on other parishes in the Benefice and don't have a regular role in Dymock.For details of Dymock's officers, click here: Priests, Readers, Lay Pastors, Churchwardens, PCC Appointees
Ingrid is head of Religious Education at Sir William Romney’s secondary school in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and first met Tony while they were training together as Readers on the West of England Ministerial Training Course (WEMTC). They were married in 2000. (Return to top)
Tony has been involved with his local churches since childhood and his path to ordination spanned some 10 years, including a very fulfilling time as a Reader in parishes in and around Cirencester, over which time he developed a particular interest in the challenges of rural ministry. He went on to train for ordination, again at WEMTC, and served his curacy in the Coln River Group of Parishes, a benefice of 7 rural parishes just outside Cheltenham. (Return to top)In his leisure time, Tony enjoys DIY, cooking, travel and is a self-confessed gadget-freak. (Return to top)