People Page

 Revd Neil Smart - Vicar

 Neil is married to Debbie and they have three grown up children. Before becoming a  vicar Neil was a vet in the local area for 14 years. He likes walking, reading and  follows the ups and downs of Portsmouth FC.



Revd. Mary Nicholson - Curate

Mary was born in Hong Kong and lived for several years in Eire where she attended a convent school. She is a retired GP and has lived in a neighbouring village for many years. She enjoys walking, swimming and gardening.

Revd Alan Graham - Assistant Clergy

Alan came into this Diocese of Winchester in1974 and has served in a number of rural parishes.He is married to Wendy, and they retired to Brockenhurst in 2002. They enjoy the Forest and their garden.

 Revd Canon Diane Webster -  Assistant Clergy

 Diane and her husband Roy came to Brockenhurst in 2010 when Diane retired as  Vicar of Burley after 11 years there.  They come originally from Hertfordshire and  have three children (one of whom lives in the US) and nine grandchildren.   Since  retiring, she has started piano lessons and enjoys singing with Voices of the                                   Forest.

 Revd Francis Cumberlege - Assistant Clergy






 Tony Foulger - Licensed Lay Minister

 Tony is retired and has lived in Brockenhurst since 1964 although for some 40 years Tony worked overseas in  developing countries: Tony has been a 'Licensed Lay Minister' in the Church since 1957.


 Martyn Taylor - Licensed Lay Minister

 Martyn worked as a chartered accountant for nearly 40 years, mainly in London but  also in Southampton and Edinburgh. He is married to Jean, with thee married  children and five grandchildren. His other interests are hillwalking, cricket and rugby  (non-participating), family history (his own), theatre, film and travel.

Tina Cumberlege - Licensed Lay Minister 




   John Pearson - Licensed Lay Minister In Training     

John has been part of our church community since 2005. In recent years he has become involved in speaking and leading in the Parish as well as playing flute for services. John has one daughter and enjoys sailing, cycling and photography.   



Kay Pead - Family and Children's Worker

 Kay enjoys spending time working with children and young people or chilling with her  family and  friends.  She loves talking, laughing, cooking, eating, listening to music,  watching films and playing  games, although she wouldn't call herself competitive, she leaves that for others!  She enjoys coffee  and sometimes cake,                          so if you would like to know more about what we do in Brockenhurst, give her a                            call and meet up for a coffee.

Ros Dennison - Church Warden

Originally from Stretford, Manchester we came to the New Forest from Omagh, Northern Ireland where we lived through the 1970s. Tony, a Civil Engineer, and I have two sons and six grandchildren. I was a teacher for 39 years but now Church activities, singing, chickens and the garden fill my life since being a widow - and visiting family in NY.


                    Alan Wright - Church Warden

 Alan is married to Jean (Spotlight Editor and PCC Secretary)  They moved to Brockenhurst in 2008  after he retired and they had got their son off their financial hands.  He is a keen, but insufficiently frequent, golfer, and remains a life-long                               supporter of Arsenal FC.


                Sharon Dibden - Parish Administrator

 Sharon is married to Pete and has two grown up children and a granddaughter. She has enjoyed living in the New  Forest for  many years. She has been involved in many local community and fund raising activities over this time. She enjoys the cinema, reading, zumba and messing about on the water.


 Lesley Munt - Parish Administrator

 Lesley lives in East Boldre, having moved from Brockenhurst 10 years ago, is  married to Bill, has three children (all married),  four grandchildren and a lively cocker  spaniel.  She enjoys the outdoor life - sailing, caravanning, gardening,                                walking but  also enjoys indoor hobbies, sewing, knitting, crochet, baking.  She is                          a founder  member of the current Mothers’ Union branch in Brockenhurst and                           also the Wednesday Lunch Club and has enjoyed administration work for the                             church under 4 Vicars - She is jokingly known as ‘Queen of the Rotas.

                  Jenny Welton - Parish Administrator



Jean Wright - Spotlight Editor and PCC Secretary

Jean is married to Alan and has one grown up son. She is the PCC Secretary and also produces the weekly news sheet, called Spotlight.  She enjoys walking in the New Forest.