Our Team


Sandy has, by popular choice been installed as our Vicar, having been our curate from 2018 to 2022 . A native of Chicago Illinois, Sandy came to us via Haslemere Parish where she served as the Senior Families Minister at St Bartholomew’s and St Christopher’s Churches for the last 14 years. Prior to this she lectured on computing, statistics and business for 15 years at Leyton Sixth Form and then Guildford College.  Sandy felt called to ordained ministry serveral years ago. After two years of discernment she trained at St Mellitus and was ordained deacon at Guildford Cathedral.  Sandy has a daughter Alex, currently at Leeds University and a son Adam.
Email:   vicar@thebourne.org.uk

A vacancy for Resident Priest in Tilford


Rt. Reverend Christopher Herbert, Retired Bishop

Bishop Christopher's early years in ministry were in the Diocese of Hereford, and then in 1981 he became Vicar of The Bourne and Director of Post-ordination Training in Guildford Diocese. Appointments as Archdeacon of Dorking and Bishop of St. Albans followed. He was also National Chairman of the Council of Christians and Jews and the Church of England's lead spokesman on health matters. He served on a select committee on medical and ethical matters as a member of the House of Lords. In retirement, having moved back to Farnham, he is Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics at the Surrey University and a non-executive director of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, as well as lecturing in Art History, the subject of his doctorate

David Adams

Reverend David Adams, Retired Priest

David was ordained in the diocese of Connor, N Ireland in 1962 and has been part of the team since the early seventies. He is a widower with two adult offsprings and two granddaughters. He was a Headteacher for twenty-four years before being invited by Surrey County Council to undertake consultancy work in secondary schools, later specialising more widely in schools in challenging circumstances. He was a chaplain to the Queen for fourteen years and retired in 2017 from the position of Bishop’s Assessor in the diocese of Guildford.

Email: j.david_adams@ntlworld.com

Reverend Andrew Tuck, Retired Priest

Andrew grew up in Ash and after school in Farnham began training as an agricultural student before discovering that he might have a calling to ordained ministry. He was ordained in St Paul’s London in 1968.  He spent his early ministry in Poplar, East London, followed by 14 years in Coventry and more recently the parish of  St Andrew’s Farnham.  He is a keen gardener, has an allotment and enjoys tennis.  Since retiring as Rector of Farnham he has led the diocesan team for the co-ordination and development of spiritual direction. Andrew is a membes of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis.  They have three grown up children and two grandchildren


Children & Youth Minister

Following the resignation of our previous Youth Minister, our lay minister Frances Garland (see below) has taken over responsibility for Junior Church

Email Frances: youth@thebourne.org.uk

Jordan Theis,
Director of Music



Brian White,
Lay Leader, St Martins

Brian and Helen with their two children, Philip and Charlotte, moved to Farnham in 1985, and Brian and Helen moved to Lower Bourne in 2001 and became members of the congregation at St Martin’s.  Brian continued to work on a part-time basis as a trainer in management systems which helped him develop his skills as a preacher.  Brian felt a calling to serve the church by leading worship and took two training courses within the Diocese of Guildford, one as an Occasional Worship Leader, the other as an Occasional Preacher.  His role at St Martin’s has developed over the years and he is now involved in many issues associated with the running of St Martin’s.  He also serves on The Building and Grounds Working Group, is designated as a Deputy Churchwarden together with Janet Stephen.  He has recently been appointed as ‘Lay Leader’ by the PCC in recognition of his role at St Martin’s.

Frances Garland, Licensed Lay Minister

Email: frances2412@gmail.com

Jane Quicke,
Licensed Lay Minister

 Email: jmsa.quicke@btinternet.com



Viv Picken,
Licensed Lay Minister

Luke Price,
Ministry Intern


Our Pastoral Assistants, listed below, assist the clergy in supporting the congregation and the wider community.  The role of Pastoral Assistant is a rather varied one, but everything they do involves people and supporting them at various stages throughout life.  This includes hospital and home visits to the sick, giving home communion, visiting the elderly, visiting families preparing for baptism, assisting with baptism services, marriage preparation and assisting clergy with bereavement support. 

Our Pastoral Assistants also work with other churches in Farnham, particularly in supporting the Friends Together initiative which provides befriending for the bereaved.

Yvonne Bryant, Pastoral Assistant


Email: yvonnebryant@gmail.com

Janet Stephen, Pastoral Assistant


Email: janetstephenbcs@gmail.com

Hilary Newman, Churchwarden

Welcome to Hilary Newman who has volunteered to serve as Church Warden taking over from Peter Neukom. Hilary has been a member of the St Thomas' 10am congregation although she can be found at Brambleton on occasion. Married to Keith, they have four children and now seven gorgeous grandchildren who live locally. A retired primary teacher, Hilary loved her job and brought the necessary communications skills needed for effective display and visual comms to her most recent role as Chair of our Communications Working Group. Hilary brings a range of gifts to this post including the gift of hospitality which will be essential in the upcoming months. Thank you Hilary for stepping up!

Email: churchwarden_hilary@thebourne.org.uk 

Patricia Goode, Churchwarden

Patricia arrived in the area and eventually at St Thomas during lockdown in the summer of 2020.  She found a wonderful welcome here despite this difficulty... and stayed.  Her husband Tony was an RAF Chaplain - they travelled extensively for 28 years until his retirement which took them to France for many years.  Settled in Elstead she enjoys photography, gardening, and has a long interest in ceramics.  Eros, her Cocker Spaniel accompanies her on many walks though the beautiful local countryside.

Email: churchwarden_ticia@thebourne.org.uk

Peter Neukom, Safeguarding Officer

07790 492343

Email: safeguarding@thebourne.org.uk



Caz Cullum, Parish Administrator

Caz has been the Parish Administrator since 2005 and has lived in the Bourne most of her life. Caz enjoys the variety of work involved and also meeting the parishioners and those who are just visiting the Churches. Caz lives with her son, a member of the Gentlemen’s Choir.

Email: theparishoffice@thebourne.org.uk

Tel: 01252 715505

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