Who’s who

Below are the contact details for the staff and the office for both churches……

Vicar … Revd Mike Bisset

Mike grew up in West London and became a Christian through a school Christian Union Camp at the age of 13.  From school he joined the Ministry of Defence and worked in London Headquarters for 22 years before receiving the call to ministry.  He trained at Oakhill Theological College on the North Thames Ministerial Course and was ordained at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1999. He served his 4 year curacy at St Giles Ickenham before taking up his current post in Penn and Tylers Green in July 2003.  For recreation he sails, plays guitar and runs around the parish in a ‘Smart’ two seater sports car (having given up his beloved motorbike!)  He takes theology books on holiday with him and enjoys books on psychology (so what does that tell us about him!).  He is married with 3 grown up children.

Mike can be contacted on 01494 816700; vicar@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk or The Vicarage, Church Road, Penn, Bucks. HP10 8NU.

Associate Priest … Revd Derrick Carr

DerrickC02 cropRevd Derrick Carr is a non-stipendiary priest who worked as a Senior Manager and Management Consultant in Human Resources before being called to be ordained. He trained on the St Alban’s and Oxford Ministry Course and was ordained at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford in 2002. He served his curacy at St Mary’s Church, Amersham for four years, then became Area Dean of Amersham. He has worked in the Benefice since 2008. His wife Elaine is also a priest at St Anne and St Peter, Marsh and Micklefield.

Derrick can be contacted on 07500 897506; derrickcarr32@gmail.com

Associate Priest … Rev Graham Summers

Revd. Graham Summers was ordained Deacon on the 4th July 2015 by the Bishop of Buckingham at Christ Church Cathedral and is joining the team at St Margaret’s and Holy Trinity. Graham trained part time on the Oxford Local Ministry Program at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and for the present he will combine
his ministry with his work as a tax accountant.

He is supported by his long suffering wife, Corrine (Saint Corrine, who also coordinates weddings at St. Margaret’s as well as looking after the flowers) and his grown up son Matthew. Apart from faith, family and gardening, Graham’s other main passion is for all things cricket – for many years as a player, umpire and now just a spectator.

Graham can be contacted on  01494 814347;gandcsummers@icloud.com

 Licensed Lay Minister … David Carter

David Carter crop2After taking his degree in Chemistry and a Diploma of Education, David entered the Teaching Profession and taught in London, Lincolnshire, Hampshire, and in Buckinghamshire he served as a Deputy and a Head Teacher.  David has been a School Governor and a trainer of governors, and has served as an OfSTED inspector of schools.  He completed his course as a Licenced Lay Minister in 1992 and has since become involved in the training of Lay and Ordained ministers in the Diocese of Oxford.

David can be contacted on 01494 813015; davidjcarter@btinternet.com

Licensed Lay Minister … Mary Lee

Mary Lee image cropMary is a practising solicitor with a local firm and until recently ran a practice together with her husband which they had established together.
Mary has been a parishioner at Holy Trinity since 1984 engaging in various roles and since 2014 has been licensed as a Reader (known as Licensed Lay Ministers in the Diocese of Oxford) and is a full participant of the Benefice Ministry team.  She is married with two grown-up daughters and can be seen stomping around in full waterproofs, when everyone else is sensibly inside, walking her rescue dog Bertie.  Other interests include playing the piano and listening to an eclectic range of music.

Mary can be contacted on  maryrose28@btinternet.com or via the Benefice office

Parish Administrator … Gail Wellings

GailGail grew up in London and after “A” Levels went to Secretarial College, subsequently working for Marks & Spencer for 14 years as Secretary to the Chairman.   She then moved to Gerrards Cross where her daughter was born.  She moved to the U.S. with her husband for business reasons and spent 15½ years in Arizona.   She came back to the U.K. once her daughter was at University to spend time with her father and stepmother and began attending Penn Church.  Her daughter, son in law and three grandchildren still live in the U.S.A.  She has worked in the Benefice since 2007.

Gail can be contacted on 01494 813254; office@holytrinityandstmargarets.co.uk or Benefice Office, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church Road, Penn, Bucks. HP10 8NY

Wardens …

Holy Trinity

Paul Ricketts e-mail: pfr.66@talktalk.net

Oliver Heal e-mail oliversheal@gmail.com

St Margaret’s

Kathryn Grudgings e-mail: kathryn.grudgings@btinternet.com 

Roy Bentham e-mail: roybentham@aol.com