Introducing Us to You

Some People

There are a lot of people involved in the life and ministry of the various Churches. We believe in everyone being able to use their various gifts and abilities as we all share in the ministry of the people of God. However we thought you might like to have a picture in your mind of those you might see most often leading on a Sunday or other main occasions

 

David Owen: Rector

David is Rector of the Chet Valley Benefice. He came here in April 2014, with a church background in both rural and small town ministry. He enjoys working with others in the local churches, and also being part of the community. He is married to Nina and they have one son. David’s interests include photography, travel (especially by train) and following the fortunes of his favourite football and rugby teams.

Phone: 01508 522 993 ; email: david.chetvalley@gmail.com

Ernie Bossé, Methodist Minister.

Ernie is a Methodist Minister attached to the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Circuit. Part of his role is as a member of the Ecumenical team in Loddon working closely with the Vicar. He lives in Beccles.

Phone: 01502 470 815 ; email: ernestbosse250@gmail.com

Richard Seel: Associate Priest

Richard studied physics and maths before becoming a BBC film editor for 20 years. After leaving the BBC he worked as an organisation consultant and moved to Bacton in 1999 with Shirleyanne. They have three children and two grandchildren. Richard was ordained in 2004 and moved to Chedgrave in 2007. He works a great deal with children and families and oversees Xpressions Café, our fresh expression of Church.

Phone: 01508 521 938 ; email: richard@emerging-church.org

Ros Hoffman: Associate Priest

Ros has lived in the area all her life. She was a Reader for many years and was ordained in 2011. She is a keen gardener and enjoys singing with Beccles Choral Society.

Phone: 01508 548 200 ; email: ros@hoffmann2011.plus.com

Belinda Barwick: Reader

Belinda taught a Key Stage One class in a Norwich school up to July 2015 and has been a Reader in the Benefice for over ten years.

Alison Ball: Associate Priest

Alison has been resident in Chedgrave for over 22 years and worships at All Saints Church when she is not on duty elsewhere. She was commissioned as children and families worker in the Benefice in 2007 and was ordained priest in July 2014. She is married to Richard and they have three young men in the family, Alasdair, Nick and Francis

Phone: 01508 528 126 ; email: ball880am@btinternet.com

Jill Haylock: Assistant Curate.

Jill lived in Loddon until her marriage to John. Since then they have lived at the family farm in Sisland. Jill was ordained priest in July 2016.

Phone: 01508 520 248 ; email: jillhaylock@aol.com

 

All of the above form part of a leadership team who, in agreement with the various PCCs, help to formulate the ways in which the vision and direction of the Christian community in the Chet valley can grow and be a powerful expression of God's Kingdom in this area.