Vicar: Rev Wendy Bull
Wendy has been our vicar since April 2016 and is married to Chris, who is the Associate Archdeacon of Buckingham. They have three grown up daughters and live in St. Peter's Vicarage, Micklefield. Wendy trained at Cuddesdon Theological College and was a curate in the Marlow team of churches . After school she trained as a nurse before becoming a 'full time volunteer vicar's wife and mother'. All of which has been a great training ground for her present role!
Wendy's hobbies are enjoying the outdoors - which is why she cycles around the parish, swimming and music. She enjoys playing violin and cello and loves to listen to classical music, live performances when she can. She also loves stories, mostly through the medium of film.
Wendy became a follower of Jesus as a child. She learnt much from Sunday schools in Methodist and Baptist churches and was baptised and spent her teen years in a Brethren church. She joined the Church of England whilst training as a nurse in London. God called her onto the path towards ordination when Chris was training for ministry in Nottingham and the girls were small.
Self Supporting Minister:
I’m married to Derrick; we have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and a ginger cat. I’ve been part of St. Anne’s and St. Peter’s church family for 15 of the last 22 years, and was ordained in 2002. We are Yorkshire exiles, coming here from York in 1988.
I’m a retired piano teacher who loves music (I play piano and recorder as well as singing). I like to think I’m fairly active, and enjoy riding my bicycle and walking. People are my passion. I love spending time with them and count it a huge privilege to be part of such a wonderful church family.
Licenced Lay Minister:
My name is Barbara Prior and I have been a Reader (Licensed Lay Minister) in the Church of England for the past 12 years. I was licensed in Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford after 3 years training. Currently I am serving at St. Anne’s and St. Peter’s churches in Wycombe Marsh and Micklefield. I am married to Ian and we have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family brings us very happy occasions as well as times of concern when things do not go according to plan! Ian and I have always worked in Christian organisations and before retirement Ian worked for the Wycliffe Bible Translators as the Groundsman caring for 24 acres of land. I retired from the Bucks New University as an Administrator in the Social Work Department.
Today I head up the Pastoral Care Team at church, lead services, preach, pray with and for people, conduct funerals and take Home Communion to those who are unable to come to Church services. We run Alpha courses once a year in the Autumn and I enjoy assisting our Vicar Wendy over the 10 weeks. Following Alpha we are setting up a Home Group so that we can continue to learn more of the Bible and what part we can play in the Church of God.
It is an honour to serve with Wendy and Elaine, our Churchwardens and PCC to introduce Christ to the Community of Wycombe Marsh and Micklefield.
Natalie is married to Mike and they have one son, Tom. They have moved from Chalfont St Peter to live as part of the community that St Anne's and St Peter's serves, so she knows the wider area if not the detail of the parish, yet. Natalie completed three years ordination training at St Mellitus college which also included a placement at Holy Trinity Northwood, prior to that her sending church was St James Gerrards Cross.
Before following the call to train for ministry Natalie worked within IT departments of large retail companies helping run projects and select department priorities. Following this a short stint as an Estate Agent gave her space and time to follow the churches discernment process and it was great training in pastoral care. If you are intrigued by how that could look do ask her about it.
During their time as a family in Chalfont both Natalie and Mike were keen supporters of local voluntary organisations such as Scouts and the local swimming club (where Tom is still a member). Mike is a keen runner and since moving her Natalie has joined a local gym. Natalie has also joined Wendy in using her bike as and when she can.
Church wardens: Jennie Howell, Chris Turner
Secretary: Mike Worsfold
Treasurer: Helen T
Safeguarding Officer: Val Charles
GDPR Data Administrator: Jennie Howell
Deanery Synod Reps: Chris Turner and Leon Mendy
Ministry Team Members: Rev. Wendy Bull, Rev. Elaine Carr, Barbara Prior, Rev Natalie Worsfold
Elected Members: Helen T, Helen Smith, Joy Kay, Elaine Mendy, Sue Taylor,
Co -opted Graeme Chandler and Michael Williams
Electoral roll officer: Michael Williams