Our Vicar

The Vicar of St. John’s the Baptist is the Reverend Gavin Foster. Gavin has been vicar since 4th September 2016. 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.

Our Churchwardens

Our Vicar works closely with the churchwardens to lead and manage the church. The churchwardens are Karen Deacon and Trevor Pritchard.

Karen Deacon

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, Chris Bacon, Lynda Barrow, Amanda Bevan, Anne Brooks, Cat Curtis, Nadine Hockin, Sarah James, Fiona Seddon, Dorothy Wood, David Adams (Deanery Synod), Alan Renshaw (Deanery Synod), Bob Swain (Deanery Synod), Alex Thompson (Treasurer)

Leadership Team

The church Leadership Team consists of the Vicar, the Curate, the Churchwardens, the Children & Families Team Leader and the Operations Manager.

A number of ministry and management teams help to organise and run the church. The teams are led by:

Children and Families Teams: Lewis Jones
Hospitality and Welcome Team: Roger Pickard
Prayer: Pete Benton
Alpha Team: Julie Oppenshaw
Discipleship Team: Matt James
Pastoral Team: Mike Stanley
Fabric Team: Robin Webb
Office Team: Abi Elshaw
Office Lead Volunteer: Ken Tout
Music Team: (Vacant)

Several lay, licensed and ordained ministers help to lead our regular service.