Staff Team

Richard Wilson

Rector but also husband, dad, brother, son…  Preaches, looks out for the church, sets vision, laughs a lot… wishes he played more sport… owns a VW campervan… married to Tory:

Mark Lawrence

Associate Minister. Inspired, enthusiastic and committed, Mark is a key part of the leadership team. Responsible for overseeing the missional aspects of our church, Mark also leads the worship group and oversees the musical worship of the church. Mark preaches and teaches helping shape us as a disciple-making and disciple-growing church. Married to Kat, he has two young children who attend the local schools where Mark is also on the governing body. He is a Southampton fan and misses the sea.

Joel Mennie

Curate.  Joel and Lella have been involved in church leadership for many years and it is great to have them as part of the team while Joel trains as a Curate.  Joel oversees the Children’s Work on Sundays and is involved in all aspects of church life, teaching and disciple-making. A talented musician he loves to use this gift in leading others into worship.  Married to Lella, he has two pre-school aged children.

Nathan Gale

Rose Cottage leader. Nathan has been leading the cafe for the last two years seeing it impact more people than ever throughout the week. Married to Lucy and with four amazing children.   Nathan also overseas the foodbank distribution point running from the centre. Loves cricket.

Rob Popejoy 

Youth Worker.  Rob is a fantastic new member of the team, dedicated to seeing young people find life in all its fullness in every way. Married to Tina, their baby daughter has just turned one. Rob also works part time for the Bath Deanery as a Chaplain at Bath City College. He loves camping out in the woods.

Gwen Kearley

Gwen is our Familes worker and our School Chaplain.  Most of the week she is based at St Michael’s Junior School on Newton Road working with children, parents and staff but she is also passionate to supporting parents and children in their discipleship.

Jennie Brind

Church Administrator – Jennie works at the hub of the office and helps keep us on the road. If you need to book a room or pay a bill contact her directly.

Dilys Smith

‘Reader’.  A ‘reader’ means Dilys is licensed to lead services and preach (along with other things).  She has held the vision for Rose Cottage for many years.  Loves walking and her allotment.

Tim Thurgood 

Church Warden.  Looks out for people, cares for those on the edge, loves talking about the bible, and thinks a lot about the buildings.  Tim was formerly a building designer.

Rae Maddocks 

Church Warden.  What Rae doesn’t know about the role of being church warden isn’t worth knowing.  She has been helping us out in the church for so many years with such love.  She has lived in Twerton since being a child and is passionate to see God work in the lives of people here