Staff and Senior Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Rector. Michele du Saire   Lay Reader: Philip Waine
Michele became our Rector in June 2013. Prior to ordination in 2009 she was a project manager and chartered quantity surveyor.  She enjoys walking, gardening and sharing meals with friends. She is married to Bob and they have two children and two grandchildren.   Philip is a Licensed Reader in the Benefice, a governor at the local school and enjoys being involved in village life. He is a civilian worker for Hertfordshire Constabulary, looking after Neighbourhood Watch.
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Lay Reader: Angela Coakley   Holy Cross Churchwarden: Linda Clough
Angela has lived in the village of Sarratt for 18 years. She was Licensed as a Reader to The Benefice on the 24th of September 2005 after training for 3 years at St Albans Cathedral. She is married with two children and they have a menagerie of animals. Horses play a big part in her daily life.    
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Holy Cross Churchwarden: Nikki Clough   St Paul's Churchwarden: Ann Waine
Nikki has been involved with the church since a young person, becoming a church warden in 2016. She lives locally running her own driving school business and is happy to help the community in anyway she can. Nikki also has organised in the past Murder Mystery fundraising evenings to help raise funds for the church.   Ann has lived in Chipperfield for over 50 years and is married to Phil.  She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren, who all  live locally.  Over the  years she has taken on many roles in the village; one of the most memorable and enjoyable was being Brown Owl of the 1st Chipperfield Brownies for over 12 years.  She enjoys reading, travel and seeing her family and friends.
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St Paul's Churchwarden: Philip Waine   Holy Cross PCC Secretary: Jeannie Poulton
Philip is a Licensed Reader in the Benefice, a governor at the local school and enjoys being involved in village life. He is a civilian worker for Hertfordshire Constabulary, looking after Neighbourhood Watch.   Jeannie is married to Alan and they have been at Holy Cross since moving to Sarratt 15 years ago.  They have 10 grandchildren.  Jeannie loves spending time with them, especially swimming. She and Alan also enjoy walking in the beautiful local countryside.  Jeannie is on the Open House team and hosts a home group each Tuesday. She also meets with two friends for fellowship, Bible study and prayer each week and enjoys inviting neighbours and friends for a cup of tea or lunch whenever she can.  
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Holy Cross PCC Treasurer: Colin Plummer   St Paul's Treasurer: Fay Dent
Colin has lived in Sarratt for 65 years and was a building contractor before retiring. He is actively involved with University of the Third Age, Children Probus, Sarratt Village Hall and the church. He enjoys eating out and socialising. 

Fay is married to Mick and they have lived in Chipperfield for 40 years, they have 3 grown up children and 9 grandchildren who all live locally. Fay has always worked in accounts and took over the role of Treasurer in 2017. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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St Paul's PCC Secretary: Lucy Wood   PA to Rector and Benefice Administrator: Sonya Tolmie
Lucy has lived with her family in Chipperfield since 1999. She has been a teacher for many years and is currently involved in science education research. She enjoys playing tennis at Chipperfield Tennis Club and has recently taken up rowing.

Sonya has lived in Chipperfield with her husband and two children since 2011 and joined the church, as PA to Rector, in May 2018 on a part time basis.. She enjoys gardening, socialising with friends and quality time with her family. She also enjoys sunny holidays! She has over 10 years experience working within a PA role.

St Paul's Director of Music: Ben Atkinson-Rowley    
Ben has been Director of Music at St Paul’s since September 2020. Ben enjoys a busy freelance music career as a conductor, organist and pianist, both in musical theatre and in classical music. He is married to Freya and they live together in Apsley, with their cockapoo Roscoe.




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