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 Linda Miatt and Trevor Pritchard.

Linda Miatt

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:

Linda Miatt (Churchwarden), Trevor Pritchard (Churchwarden), Chris Bacon, Paul Barrow, Amanda Bevan, Anne Brooks, Emily Collings, Nadine Hockin, Sarah James, Michelle Lineros, Kate Tucker, Mark Tucker, David Adams (Diocese Synod), Alan Renshaw (Deanery Synod), Alex Thompson (Treasurer)

Leadership Team

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

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

Curate: Mike Moritz
Children and Families Teams: Hazel Foster
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
Music Team: (Vacant)

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