Simon came to Brockenhurst in June 2019 after serving in three different parishes in the diocese of Chichester – Horsham, Wisborough Green and Crawley.
He is married to Gina and they have three children.
They enjoy walking, travel, motorbiking and extreme ironing!
Diane came to Brockenhurst in 2010 when Diane retired, after 11 years as Vicar of Burley.
She comes originally from Hertfordshire and has three children and nine grandchildren. Since retiring, she enjoys singing with Voices of the Forest, walking in the forest and gardening.
John has been part of our church community since 2005 and was licensed as a lay minister in 2019.
John has one daughter and enjoys playing the flute, sailing, cycling and photography.
& Families Worker
Mel joined us December 2022 coming from LOVECHURCH, in Bournemouth.
Her family life is full of life, with three teenage girls, a rescued cat and a lovely husband.
Mel’s passions include art, music, being in nature and reading books. In her youth, she completed 35 parachute jumps!
Luke joined us as Ordinand from St Michael and All Angels Church in Lyndhurst in September 2022. He attends St Mellitus College in London.
Luke is married to Erika and they have 3 children. When visiting their household, expect the unexpected and be not too surprised if met by a ballerina / garden fairy / trapeze artist or indeed our hop, skipping and jumping, loveable twosome!
Stephen has recently joined us as a curate, having served the first few months of his curacy at St Win’s Totton.
Stephen is married to Alison, who is the Rector of the Parish of Fawley. He has three grown-up children and a 3 year old grandson.
Stephen and Alison enjoy walking, holidays in Northumberland, good coffee, red wine and the occasional full English!
Mary lives in Burley. She served as a curate at Brockenhurst in 2016 and then returned here in 2021. She and three trustees have recently founded the Acorn Chaplaincy, which aims to help people recover from addictions.
For leisure, she enjoys seeing family and friends, cooking, gardening and walking.
Alan came into this Diocese of Winchester in 1974 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 having been keen gardeners they enjoy ‘retirement ‘ from gardening in their new home.
Licensed Lay Minister
Tony is retired and has lived in Brockenhurst since 1964 although for some 40 years Tony worked overseas in developing countries.
He is married and has two children.
Tony has been a ‘Licensed Lay Minister’ in the Church since 1957.
Peter and his wife, Wendy, moved to Brockenhurst in 1989 from Chippenham. They have two grown up children and three grandchildren.
Peter has been a church treasurer for 40 years, on and off. He has also served on a number of deanery finance committees and is currently a member of the Lyndhurst deanery synod.
Peter is now retired from his job in software engineering which gives him more time for outdoor activities: swimming, cycling, running and windsurfing.
My husband (Kevin) and I moved to Brockenhurst, from South London, at the end of 2013. I taught English in a secondary school until 2020 when I retired.
Jeremy and his wife Sue have been members of our church community since moving to Brockenhurst in 1989. They have 2 grown up children.
His tech skills have been used in the Church Digital team and early retirement has allowed more time for walking, cycling, sailing and other outdoor activities in the beautiful Forest.
Clare moved to the village in 1994 with her husband, who had grown up in the village as a child in the late 60’s. They have three daughters, a new granddaughter and two Jack Russells.
She enjoys socialising with family and friends, gardening a small veg patch, walking the dogs in the Forest and holidays in Cornwall – in her words “just a simple life”.
Clare started working as Parish Administrator in April 2022 and enjoys meeting and working with the Church family, local residents and visitors to the village.
Kelly moved to Brockenhurst from the U.S.A. in 2019 with her husband who is from Brockenhurst, and now has 2 young children.
As well as assisting the church office, Kelly is also on the committee for the toddler playgroup, Busy Badgers.
Senior Office Volunteer
Lesley is married to Bill, has three children, four grandchildren and an elderly cocker spaniel.
She enjoys gardening and walking and also sewing, knitting, crochet and 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 6 vicars – she is jokingly known as “Queen of the Rotas”.
Senior Office Volunteer
Mary visited her family in Brockenhurst before coming to live here. She is enjoying village life and meeting friends old and new.
She has had a varied business career in accounting, agriculture, teaching and administration, in a number of countries, including New Zealand and the Falkland Islands. She has 3 daughters – 2 in New Zealand and 1 in Australia. She has many interests – horticulture, keeping fit, horse-riding, embroidery, and music, having sung in church choirs wherever she has lived.
Originally from Stretford, Manchester she came to the New Forest from Omagh, Northern Ireland where she lived through the 1970s.
She has two sons and six grandchildren.
Ros was a teacher for 39 years and is now busy with Church activities, singing, chickens and the garden – and visiting family in New York.
Karina and her husband Steve have lived in the village and been involved in church life for many years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Karina has voluntary roles with the Acorn Chaplaincy, which helps those suffering with addiction, and is a crew member with the Solent Dolphin Charity, which provides accessible boat trips for disabled people and those of mature years.
In her spare time she enjoys family visits, gardening, and the Forest.