Clive is married to Cathy, a Speech & Language Therapist, and they have four grown up children who are also part of the church. He particularly likes explaining the Christian worldview to those who are seeking answers or are sceptical. He read theology at St Peter's College, Oxford University, then went into NHS management before training for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol. After a few years of speaking at Spring Harvest, he was one of those with the idea to start Word Alive. Clive is an Honorary Canon at Winchester Cathedral, has served on the Bishop's Council and as an Area Dean, and has been a member of General Synod. He has recently had to retire from playing football after breaking his leg!
Rob has recently moved from London where he was studying and working at a city-centre church. Before church work, he did four years in a “proper” job as a financial regulator in the City/Canary Wharf. Becoming a Christian in his early twenties, from a position of scepticism, Rob enjoys considering how Christianity relates to those who doubt its claims. He is married to Claire and they have two “lively” toddlers. He cannot shake off his love for electronic music and enjoys attempting to play football.
Caroline is a Curate who specialises in Women and Children's work. Originally a nurse specialising in Oncology, she took a year out to work in a church in London nearly 25 years ago and loved it so much she stayed! She trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. She helps teach the 'Women's Ministry' stream on the Cornhill Training Course in London and has a passion to see women and children faithfully taught to understand the Bible.
Janet is married to Keith. They have two grown up daughters who are both married and have given them grandchildren. Janet worked in the hospitality industry before she had her family. This is where she learnt the skills to organise events which provide good food and a warm welcome. The 'Good News' presented in the Bible is of a God who invites us into His family, so it is both the Gospel and her professional background which motivate and equip her to welcome visitors and enquirers at St Mary's. Janet works part time and term time only.
Communications and Rector's PA
Although born in England, Sarah grew up and was educated in South Africa, and it was there that she met her husband Mark, and where their eldest daughter, Courtney, was born. Before she became a stay-at-home mum, she worked as a Computer Programmer. They moved back to England in 1994 not long before their second daughter, Chevonne, was born. Having moved around a bit with Mark's work, they finally settled in the Basingstoke area, and have been attending St Mary's for most of that time. Sarah has been on the staff here since November 2008. She works part time and term time only and is responsible for most of the printed and electronic communications that go out each week. She is also PA to Clive and the PCC Secretary.
Tim has joined us as a Ministry Trainee after studying Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton where he was heavily involved in the Christian Union. He will be helping with the youth groups at St Mary’s and studying at the South Central Ministry Training Course in Oxford, as well as putting his tech skills to good use. In his spare time Tim enjoys climbing up, and camping on, mountains regardless of the weather, and is also a keen photographer. He is always willing to try and fix a broken gadget, but can’t guarantee it will come back in one piece!
Fiona has worked in the Church Office since 2009. She works Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and job shares with Hannah who works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. She has attended St Mary's since 2005 and has three daughters, Suzi, Adele and Cara, although only Cara lives at home - Adele is at Oakhill Theological College and Suzi is in fulltime work. On her days off Fiona trains School Governors in Hampshire and Bracknell, and at weekends helps with the young people's groups, Unite, which she really enjoys.
Hannah has recently joined the staff team to work with Fiona in the Church Office. She grew up in Basingstoke attending St Mary's Church with her parents, brother and sister. Hannah is now back in Basingstoke after moving to Bristol for 4 years to study for her degree in Geography and Environmental Management. Her hobbies include baking, singing and musical theatre, and she loves nothing more than being up on stage!
Cara has joined the staff team as a Ministry Trainee primarily helping with youth and Children’s work. She has just finished studying Anthropology at Bristol University where she became a Christian in her first year. She is from Yorkshire and her family still live there. She likes eating good food, swimming and drawing.