PARISH OF LEATHERHEAD - STAFF FRIENDS PAST & PRESENT

Current team members

Graham Osborne   Rector


Ian Stonehouse   Assistant Curate

Ian was ordained on 3rd July, in the morning, at Charterhouse School Chapel, Godalming (Guildford Cathedral was closed for repairs at this time) and was greeted at our Evensong service that same evening. He was priested in Guildford Cathedral on July 1st 2017.
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Sally Milner   Licensed Lay Minister (Reader)

The July 2013 Parish Magazine announced "By the time you read this Sally Milner will have been licensed as our new Licensed Lay Minister and will join our ministry team." Sally is proud of her Welsh roots. She has lived in the Middle East and takes a particular interest in their Christian communities.

Gail Partridge   Licensed Lay Minister (Reader)


Past team members

Kuhan Satkunanyagam Assistant Curate

Kuhan joined us in 2011 and was ordained Priest in 2012. His last service here as Assistant Curate was on Sunday 28 June 2015. On Wednesday 12th August 2015 he was instituted as Rector of St Mary's, Long Ditton.

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Mike & Carol Stewart

Mike took early retirement seven years [written in 2007] ago from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm where he had become a partner since leaving university.

Feeling the first stirrings of a vocation in the priesthood, he tried to get theology 'out of his system' by taking a BA and MA in theology and Biblical studies at King's College, London.

However, the calling did not go away, so he bowed to the inevitable and submitted himself to the process of selection for training for ministry. Mike studied at Ripon College, Cuddesdon (just outside Oxford) for a one-year postgraduate Diploma in Ministry, living in college during the week, and spending the weekends at home in Dorking with his wife, Carol.

He now serves as a non-stipendiary curate at St Mary and St Nicholas with All Saints, Leatherhead, and combines this with part-time work as an accountant (in order to fund his obsession for books!). Mike hopes that this professional work will also assist in the development of a ministry to the business community in Leatherhead. Mike's interests include reading, classical music (singing and playing piano) and walking.
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Mike was ordained Priest on Friday June 27 2008 at Guildford Cathedral along with others being priested, including Mary Cruddas.

Mike took his final service at the Parish Church on Sunday 25th September 2011. Photos of that occasion and the lunch that followed, together with his Time to say Goodbye from the October 2011 magazine can be seen here.

Mary Cruddas

The Diocesan Director of Ordinands asked David Eaton (see below) if our parish would be happy to receive an ordinand who is being trained under a 'mixed mode course', a relatively new approach.

Her name was Mary Cruddas and she was a member of the parish of Christ Church, Epsom. Under the scheme, Mary was attached to our parish for at least four years. Much of her training was to be connected to the way she was able to contribute to the life of the church here, as any curate would who has already been ordained. Mary was not be able to do this fully until after her ordination, which took place after her first two years. She was then ordained deacon and priested a year later.

Each year Mary went go to college at St John's in Nottingham for two five-week study periods when she undertook her theological training. The rest of the time she was parish-based in Leatherhead. Mary began with us in September 2005.

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Rev David  Eaton

David and Ginny Eaton

David served his curacy at All Saints, Headley near Bordon 1974 to 1977.  An Industrial Chaplain in the West Midlands until 1982, he was then appointed Vicar of Rowledge near Farnham. 

In September 1989 he was installed here as Vicar - although the Dean & Chapter of Rochester are patrons of the living, David was our first Vicar appointed from the Diocese of Guildford.  He was Rural Dean 1993 to 1998. He became the first Incumbent of the United Benefice of Leatherhead and Mickleham in 2001. He has and interest in contemplative spirituality, including Julian of Norwich. 

He was a member of the Leatherhead Town Centre Forum.

On 6th October 2002 David was installed as an Honorary Canon of Guildford Cathedral.

David and Ginny married in 1971. In Leatherhead Ginny was not the Vicar's wife, her husband was the Vicar. After working at Woodlands School, which she very much enjoyed, she has become more involved in supporting fellow workers through her work with the Unison trade union.

David took his last Sunday services on retiring, on St David's Day 1 March, 2009. The Eatons are moving to Brockham, Surrey.
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Goodbye to the Eatons

Sandy and Ann Morris

When a student at Cambridge, in WWII, Sandy was recruited as a decoder and Japanese interpreter with Naval Intelligence at Bletchley Park and in Colombo.

He read Classics and Theology at Jesus College Cambridge then after Lincoln Theological College served a curacy in the parish of Wincobank, Sheffield and in Rotherham. He was C-in-c Manor Park CD 1954-59. He was in India 1959-63 and was Director of Education in the Diocese of Bombay. He was Vicar of Bexley St Mary, Rochester, 1963-71 then Vicar of Leatherhead, Guildford, 1971-89.  In 1986 he was made an Honorary Canon of Guildford Cathedral.

In January 1989 Sandy retired after 18 years as Vicar here.  Sandy and Ann, who continued nursing, moved to Dorking. On 29th September 2002 they, together with some of their family, returned to hear Sandy preach on the 50th anniversary of his priesting - Sandy's sermon. In 2004 Sandy and Ann celebrated their Golden Wedding. They returned to live in Leatherhead.

Sandy died on Saturday 14 February 2009. The Service of Thanksgiving for his Life was on Thursday 26 February at 12 noon at the parish church.

Bill McAleese

Bill served as Priest-in-Charge at All Saints' for about seven years until his retirement through ill health in 1986. He saw us through the difficult transition of re-ordering the Church, the demolition of the hall and the building of the bungalows. He then retired to Belfast where though in poor health he retained fond memories and links with those who made his ministry here in Leatherhead possible.

Bill died peacefully on the evening of Ascension Day, 9th May 2002, aged 74.

Sheila Reynolds writes: Bill delivered some wonderful sermons, which left no room for complacency and many was the time when his fiery Irish nature came to the fore! Bill did not have an easy life, having lost his wife to cancer very early on, leaving him with two young children to raise. Not surprisingly, he was prone to bouts of deep depression, but nevertheless struggled on in his indomitable way. His own suffering gave him great compassion for others. He loved animals and his little dog Purdy would make sure you got more than you bargained for if you dared put your fingers through "her" letterbox.

Bill had a great sense of humour, which stayed with him to the end and, apparently, he kept the nurses on their toes at the nursing home. He used to keep me in stitches at the Barn Dances at All Saints' when he got so confused between his right and left hand and could be seen going in completely the wrong direction!

His daughter says that he often reminisced about the happy years he spent in Leatherhead. He was certainly very loved by the parishioners here; we were greatly blessed by his ministry to us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Fiona and Christopher and all who mourn his loss. Fiona and Christopher McLees would like to thank everyone from Leatherhead Parish for their many cards and letters expressing sympathy following the death of their father, Bill, in May. Although many were saddened by his death, it was good to hear of the fond memories you had of him and to know how popular he was among you. Thank you all. With love from Fiona and Christopher.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"
Revelation 21 v 4 King James' Bible. May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

Keith and Barbara Hodges

Trained as a  teacher, after leaving  theological college in 1980 Keith served in  two parishes then taught in a Peckham comprehensive school.

He was Curate here from December 1986 to November 1989, and looked after the parish during the interregnum between Sandy Morris and David Eaton.  He is now Vicar of St Augustine's, Aldershot, a church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

Keith and Barbara, with two of their grandchildren, returned to Leatherhead Parish Church on 30th July 2006, when Keith preached the sermon at the 10.30 Communion service. photos

Mike and Kate Gardner

Captain Mike Gardner CA came to Leatherhead in December 1986 as Church Community Worker. Some of  Kate's marvellous pottery is in quite a few homes here.

In April 1990 Mike went to the Diocese of Peterborough as their Children's Officer.  After training in Bristol he was ordained in Winchester Cathedral on 27th June 1998 and became Assistant Curate of St.Luke's Stanmore with St.Mark's, Oliver's Battery, in the Winchester diocese. In 2001 he was installed as Vicar of the same parish - a very rare event in the Church of England! more

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David Eaton and Mike Gardner on 22 Oct 2006 when Mike
returned to preach. Click image for the family.

Peter (Mick) and Amanda Micklethwaite

Mick was at St.John's School and was a Civil Engineer. He came to be Assistant Curate in June 1990 and was deaconed in Guildford Cathedral a few weeks later and priested in the Cathedral on 30th June 1991. 

In September 1993 he became Assistant Curate of  Wisley & Pyrford and is now Rector of St John's Windlesham.

On 26 Feb 2006 the Micklethwaites returned when Mick was guest preacher at Family Communion, on God's will, observing in passing "I've been moving round the junctions of the M25 ... "

Arthur and Sue Siddall

When the Siddalls moved to  Leatherhead he was Deputy General Secretary of the Missions to Seamen.

Arthur was an Honorary Assistant Priest in the parish team from March 1991 to April 1996 and was particularly associated with All Saints. He studied for an M.Sc. at Surrey University and still lectures at Roehampton. Sue, who died in 2015, worked with Surrey Social Services.  Both Mark and Jenny went to St. John's School and did well at university.

1996-2004 Arthur was Vicar of Chipping with Whitewell, in the Trough of Bowland in the Diocese of Blackburn. HM the Queen is the landlord of many of the farmers in the parish.

In August 2004 Arthur took up his appointment as incumbent of Christ Church Naples, in particular serving the holiday and local english speaking community. In September 2005, at service held in Malta, he was installed as Archdeacon of Italy and Malta

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Pauline and Alan Smith

Pauline was ordained deacon in Guildford Cathedral on 23rd September 1990.  During their stay here Pauline made an invaluable contribution to the Choir, Mothers' Union and the Bell Ringers, the latter led for 26 years by Alan.

Pauline served her title at St Andrew's Cobham 1990-96.  She was in the first batch of women to be ordained priest in the Guildford Diocese in April 1994. In June 1996 the Smiths moved to Wishford, Wiltshire where Pauline was Priest-in-Charge of five churches in the Lower Wylye and Till Valley from 1997 and Rural Dean, Stonehenge 2001-3.

Since retiring in 2003, Pauline has become a member of the Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee with particular responsibility for church textiles and embroidery. The Smiths now live near Cheltenham.



Trevor and Ann Shaw

Captain Trevor Shaw CA served as Minister for North Leatherhead from August 1992 to October 1996.  He had served three years in the parish of St.Martha the Housewife, Broxtowe, Nottingham.  Trevor moved on to the parish of Hadley in Telford, Shropshire and we understand he is now involved in social work, no longer with the Church Army.

Mike and Liz Proctor

Apprenticed in shipbuilding and latterly manager of the 'Y' centre in Guildford, Mike was Curate from November 1993 to February 1998.

He started a number of new ventures, in particular the Chaplaincy to SeeABILITY, for which he ran in the London Marathon, and the introduction of Taizé worship. Liz trained as a Pastoral Assistant and worked in the Parish counselling those recently bereaved.

Mike went to be the incumbent of Henlow with Langford, in the St Alban's Diocese, where a coach load of us were (in)famously late for his induction. In July 2001 he let us know that he had been appointed as Vicar of St Cuthbert, Martin-in-Cleveland, which is a suburb of Mike's home town of Middlesborough.

One of the joys of New Wine 2001 was to join up with Mike, Liz and Mitch, who sent much love to all their friends in Leatherhead. Mike was inducted as Vicar of
St. Cuthbert's Church, Marton-in-Cleveland, on Monday September 17th 2001.

Mike's last service there was on 6th October 2013. He has been appointed as the Vicar of All Saints', South Cave, East Yorkshire.

The Jenkins - Robert, Ann Davison, Abi, Sam and Dan

Rob and Ann came to live in Bookham in 1980: Rob was originally a Civil Engineer - one of his projects was the Ashley Centre in Epsom. They decided that Leatherhead was a friendly Parish Church!

They and the children - born and baptised here - became fully involved in the Parish. Ann chaired the Social Concern Committee, introduced Traidcraft (of which she was a Director) and organised the Christmas Carols in restaurants for Christian Aid.

All this on top of playing a leading role in Consumer Affairs, first in the UK and now in Europe. Ann was selected as EU Woman of the Year 2000.

The whole family were choristers. Arising from Sandy Morris's suggestion, Rob became a Reader in 1986, later deciding to take up a Non-Stipendiary Ministry in the Parish. However, considering the demands on his time of his 'City day job' in property development for 'the largest property bank in Europe', he chose to go for a full time ministry.

He preached his departing sermon on 25th June and was ordained with 19 other deacons in a packed Guildford Cathedral on July 2nd. For the first time a Bishop of the Church of Sweden, the Bishop of Visby, assisted in an Anglican ordination; the Bishop of Guildford was also assisted by the Bishop of Dorking. The family moved to Weybridge where Rob was Curate at the Parish Church of St James. On 2nd March 2004 he was installed as Priest in Charge of Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon.

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Clara was too young to have joined the Choir like brother David, but sat and processed with them!

Carol Coslett 1986-2001

Carol's involvement in church began at the age of 8 singing in the choir at Walton-on-the-Hill. She read Theology at Bangor and trained as a Reader and studied for a PGCE.

15 years ago Carol joined the choir here at Leatherhead and has done much to encourage new membership by all ages and to raise standards. Carol's 'discussions' with organist father Chris Slater (centre) during choir practice were sometimes lively! Martin (right) and Carol were married here. Martin composed a number of items, including The Pearl.

Both Carol and Martin are teachers, and they have moved to Oxford in August 2001 when Carol was accepted for training for the Ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Martin was very happy to have found a new job much nearer to home. The Cosletts' contribution to the musical life of the Parish was much missed. They departed assured of our prayers and good wishes. David Eaton was glad to have been able to make a presentation to Carol at her final service before sharing a Parish Bring and Share Lunch together.

In June 2003 Carol was ordained and began her curacy at St. Mary the Virgin, Horsell.

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Rev Captain Hulme, here as Assistant Priest with us.

Juliette Hulme

Originally from Reigate, Juliette trained to be a teacher, working in the UK and abroad, including teaching English and Drama in a comprehensive school in Dorset.

Juliette went to live on Iona with the Iona Community and in 1992 began training for the ministry at  St.John's College, Durham. Priested in 1995, she joined us as Assistant Priest in May 1998 from her first curacy at St.Paulinus, Crayford, where she had been since 1994.  Juliette had responsibility for All Saints and was chaplain to SeeABILITY.

On September 9th 2001 Juliette took her last Family Communion Service here, followed by a Faith Lunch at which she was presented with travelling communion set which she said she looked forward to using after completing her training as one of the first women
chaplains to the British Army. Before that she sailed for five weeks in the Pacific as part of the crew of the Tall Ship Soren Larsen. In 2002 Rev Captain Hulme was posted as a chaplain with a Signals unit in Germany and has served in Iraq. She has also featured in advertising for the Army Chaplains Department.
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Carol and Brian Smith

Carol joined us in September 2000 from Christchurch, Epsom, when she commenced her training for the non stipendiary ministry. Carol worked for the Mission to Seafarers. Travelling brought her into contact with many other faiths and she enjoyed working with others both overseas and in the parish. She was ordained by the Bishop of Chelmsford at the beginning of July 2004 to serve in the Parish of St John the Baptist and with the Epping Team Ministry. more

Briony Martin

Briony Martin was Curate here 2002-2006, after working as a journalist on the Church Times. She and Peter, with their children Max and Ben left in early 2006 to move to Hove.

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Rev Robert 'Bob' Martin HARVEY

Southwark Ordination Course 1969; deaconed 1970 priested 1971. Curate Sutton New Town St Barnabas, Southwark 1970-75; Curate Leatherhead (All Saints), Guildford 1976-78; Vicar Wadworth with Loversall, Sheffield 1978-96; Rural Dean West Doncaster 1994-97; retired 1996; Permission to Officiate Sheffield from 1996. Living at Tickhill, Doncaster.

 

Rev Philip Wynn Howard ISDELL-CARPENTER

St Johns's College, Oxford BA 1933 MA 1937. Westcott House Cambridge 1935; deaconed 1936 priested 1937. Curate Leatherhead, Guildford 1936-39; Curate Frimley 1939-44; Rector Winterslow, Sarum 1944-48; Team Rector Preston with Sutton Poyntz and Osmington with Poxwell 1948-60; Rector Frimley, Guildford 1960-72; retired 1976; Permission to Officiate Bath & Wells 1986-95. Living at Broadclyst, Exeter.

 

Prebendary Christopher John Bickford MARSHALL

Former pupil of St.John's Leatherhead and bellringer: TD 1978. AKC 1956; deaconed 1957 priested 1958. Curate Leatherhead, Guildford 1957-60; Curate Crewkerne, Bath & Wells 1960-63; Vicar Long Sutton 1963-72; Vicar Long Sutton with Long Load 1972-76; Vicar Wiveliscombe 1976-93; Rural Dean Tone 1978-87; Prebendary Wells Cathedral 1988-96; Priest-in-charge Chipstable with Huish Champflower and Clatworthy 1993; Rector Wiveliscombe with Chipstable, Huish Champflower etc. 1993-96; retired 1996; Permission to Officiate Bath & Wells from 1996. Living at Milverton, Taunton.

 

Canon Harvey PENTREATH

Wells Theological College 1954; deaconed 1957 priested 1958. Curate Bristol St Ambrose Whitehall, Bristol 1957-60; Curate Leatherhead, Guildford 1960-63; Curate Haslemere 1963-65; Rector Elstead 1965-72; Vicar Cuddington 1973-80; Honorary Canon Guildford Cathedral 1980; Vicar Helston, Truro 1980-85; Rural Dean Kerrier 1984-86; Team Rector Helston and Wendron 1985-92; Honorary Canon Truro Cathedral 1988-92; retired 1993; Perm to Officiate, Truro from 1993. Living at Heamoor, Penzance.

   

Rev Tony Miller

Tony was deaconed at Leatherhead Parish Church in 1972 and very occasionally takes Sunday services. CEng CPA MRAeS BSc Southwark Ordination Course 69 d72 p80; NSM Crookham 72-73 & 80-85; NSM New Haw 85-95; NSM Effingham with Little Bookham 95-04.

last updated 4 Dec 2017