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The Uffculme Team

Revd Simon Talbot
Rector, Uffculme, Willand, Kentisbeare & Blackborough
Simon is the Rector of St Mary's Uffculme and has oversight of all the churches in the Culm Valley Mission Community. As Rector he leads a team of both clergy and members of our church family as we seek to worship God, grow in our faith and help others experience God’s love in their life. He is available to talk about any aspect of church life, special services, or if you are interested in exploring the Christian faith.

Simon is married to Rachael, has four children and enjoys road cycling!

Richard Rutty
Church Warden
Richard was appointed as a Church Warden in April 2016.  When not involved with church and family life he sings with various local choirs, as well as leading our own Culm Valley Mission Community Choir.
Tony Kidd
Church warden and PCC Secretary 
Tony has moved to Devon from Scotland and brings valuable organisational and administrative skills to our community as well as a desire to live out his faith on a daily basis.

Mike Butler
Pastoral care
Mike is part of our standing group and works closely with Jill to coordinate our pastoral care and help us to implement our Way of Life.

Martin Rock Evans
Martin is our safeguarding officer. Martin brings the gift of hospitality to our community with his wife Sarah who is also part of the children's team. He loves ringing bells sailing and cooking but not all together!

Geoff Roach
Organist and organiser for our occasional offices (weddings and funerals)
Geoff has a wide range of talents and works behind the scenes to keep our buildings in order, and to help services run smoothly. He has an amazing ability to lead people in worship and to turn his hand to an extraordinary variety of jobs.

Richard Rutty
Choir master
In addition to playing both the organ and the piano Richard leads our occasional choir that gathers from time to time to prepare to lead the worship for many of our festival services. He loves to welcome anyone who enjoys a good sing so do get in touch if you would like to get involved!
T: 01884 839241

Sarah Rock Evans
Children and Families Worker

Sarah oversees most of the activities and events we run for children at St Mary's.  She moved to Uffculme from Scotland with her husband Martin in 2012 and has been involved in children's groups in churches for over ten years. She has a passion to help children know about God's love for them, and the hope and adventure that the Christian faith offers.  

Sarah runs weekly Bible Story Clubs at Uffculme Primary School and Kingwood Childcare, as well as leading Explorers on Sundays and helping with Explorers Cafe.  She and Martin have one daughter, Lizzie, and outside church Sarah enjoys horse-riding, walking and chocolate coated coffee beans!

Moira Pettifer
Children's ministry team and pastoral team

Moira loves glue and glitter!  She is brilliant and providing craft ideas to Explorers and working with children to help them create their individual work.  With bags of patience, Moira is a friend to all who loves to see children flourish and enjoy learning about God's love for them.

Lucy Green
Children’s Ministry Team and After School Café Leader

Lucy organises and leads Explorers on Sundays and Explorers Cafe with Sarah and the team.  She has a talent for anything creative - from sewing to cooking and loves organising delicious cream teas!  She is full of ideas and brings flair and fun to our sessions!  Lucy also manages the After School Cafe at Square Corner on Mondays during term time.


Karen Green
Pastoral care team

Babs Roach

Babs keep our accounts in order and is our resident historian.
In addition she ministers to the community in Ashill and has a heart for developing the links with local families.
If you would like to support the church - or any of our projects - financially there are details on our giving page. Thank you.

Lesley Salter
Church Librarian
Leslie is helping us to develop a library of books and other resources to provide an introduction to the Christian Faith and to support people in their faith journey.

Rachel Tucker
Spotlight Editor
Alongside her job as administrator at Uffculme school Rachel faithfully compiles Spotlight the parish magazine every month. The church is committed to growing community and this magazine seeks to assist in this by celebrating and communicating the work of various local business people, voluntary organisations and statutory organisations seeking to serve people in the parish. Rachel has a team of people working with her to distribute this magazine.
T:01884 840148 

David Tucker
Monthly News sheet Editor and Men's Group Coordinator
David Tucker has taken on the monthly men's group that meet at the local pub  in Uffculme to support each other in exploring the Christian faith over a beer and a curry. He also helps to produce our regular newsletter so do send him anything to add in the last week of the month.

Small Group Leaders

John and Barbara Knight, Tony and Sue Kidd, Jill Purser, Kelly Williams, David Tucker.

PCC (Parochial Church Council)
  • Tony Kidd (Church Warden and Secretary)
  • Moira Pettifer (Children's ministry team and pastoral team)
  • Lesley Salter (Church librarian)
  • Karen Green (Pastoral team)
  • David Tucker (Monthly news sheet editor and Men's Group Leader)
  • Martin Rock -Evans (Bellringer and Safeguarding Leader)
  • Lucy Green (Youth and Children's ministry and After School Café Leader)
  • Stephanie Burtchael (Ashill)
  • Mary Quick (Ashill)
  • David Hollis (Deanery Synod representative)
  • Jill Purser (Curate)
  • Tony Lane (Church Warden and bellringer)
  • Kelly Williams (Pastoral team)
  • Mike Butler (Pastoral team) 


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Our Mission Community Leader is Revd Simon Talbot

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