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:





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:

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 30 years. She is married to Richard and they have three grown-up sons. She leads worship in all of our churches though is more often found in All Saints. Here she leads our fresh expression, Xpressions Café. She also leads Noah’s Ark and our schools’ work. She is a cat-lover and enjoys singing and gardening.

Phone: 01508 528 126 ; email:

Jill Haylock: Associate Priest

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:

Louise Morrissey - Methodist Minister


I was born in Nottingham and have been a Methodist minister since 1999 serving also as a

hospital chaplain.  I have been in the Lowestoft and East Suffolk Methodist circuit since August

2017 when my main claim to fame was breaking my leg on the day I arrived!  Now I am

recovered I am enjoying the beautiful Suffolk countryside and getting to know people here.  I am

mum of three grown up children and Nanny to three grandchildren and share my home with

Jezebel (dog) and St. Hilda of Whitby (tortoise).


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.