The Vicar of St. John’s the Baptist is the Reverend Gavin Foster. Gavin was previously Chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester and before that was in parish ministry in the Salisbury Diocese. He is married to Hazel and they have three boys.
Gavin has been vicar since 4th September 2016. The Service Booklet for his installation is available to view and download here Induction Service Booklet.
Our Vicar works closely with the churchwardens to lead and manage the church. The churchwardens are Karen Deacon and Trevor Pritchard.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the governing body of the church. It meets monthly and works closely with the Vicar and churchwardens.
The current members of the PCC are:
Karen Deacon (Churchwarden), Trevor Pritchard (Churchwarden), Steve Allcock, Lynda Barrow, Amanda Bevan, Anne Brooks, Nadine Hockin, Julie Openshaw, Alan Renshaw, Fiona Seddon, Ken Tout, Dorothy Wood
David Adams (Deanery Synod), Jackie Clark (Deanery Synod), Bob Swain (Deanery Synod), Alex Thompson (Treasurer)
Our ministry and management teams help to organise and run the church. The team leaders are:
Discipleship Team: Adrian Head
Fabric Team: Robin Webb
Hospitality and Welcome Team: Roger Pickard
Mission Enabling Team: Carolynne Pyne
Music Team: (Vacant)
Office Team: Ken Tout
Pastoral Team: Nims Fisher
Prayer Team: (Vacant)
Youth, Children and Families Team: (Vacant)
Several lay, licensed and ordained ministers help to lead our regular service.