Who's Who

Andrew Parry (Rector)

I have worked at various times as a secondary school History teacher; paramedic; commercial sales manager; internal auditor; Human Resources Systems manager;  Human Resources Manager; and latterly as an HR consultant and business psychologist

I was ordained in 2009, and work three days a week at St Marys Wexham usually Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. These days do vary a bit but please leave a message. I’m a volunteer chaplain at Wexham Park Hospital, undertake various roles for the Deanery and the Diocese, and am a governor at two local schools.

Outside of my faith, my primary interests are running (trying to get ready for my next half marathon) and mountain walking (I am a leader in the Stoke Poges Duke of Edinburgh award scheme) and history.

 

Jill Bell (LLM)

Jill Bell is a Licensed Lay Minister in the parish. She was licensed at Christ Church Oxford in 2018. Jill has lived in the parish since 1984 in George Green. She is married to John and they have 3 children. 

In 1985 she qualified as a solicitor and worked in local government for a number of local authorities until her retirement in 2015. 

Jill is part of the ministry team and regularly preaches at services, taking part in the home communions and at services at the Pines. She enjoys meeting people and during the pandemic has maintained connections  through weekly letters and doing a weekly story for toddlers on Facebook. 

Her interests include walking, going out for meals with friends, reading detective fiction and visiting places. She’s recently become a grandma so is now learning new techniques to entertain young ones. 

 

Vicky Clayton (Churchwarden)

I have been a member of St. Mary's Church since my baptism here when I was 6 weeks old. My parents were married here and when a child, my mother would attend services at St. Mary's with her grandmother.  My family have lived in George Green since the 1890's.

I am currently sole Church Warden and one of the "8 o'clockers";  I also help quite a bit with behind-the-scenes administration as well as taking part in services at The Pines and Oak House Care Home.

I enjoy spending time in my garden, ( plenty of ideas but not much stamina), and trying to make friends with a stray cat who has moved in. Also, I knit and crochet a little, read a little, write a little; love Excel Spreadsheets, the sound of the rain, and dabble in very amateur photography, putting some of my pictures on the front of the weekly Newsletter which I collate. Until lockdown I enjoyed helping the children at the local primary school to care for their gardens, raised beds and the large polytunnel. 

One of my most favourite things is walking along the seashore, alone, in the very early morning when there is nobody else around.

I don't say much but I can listen.....

 

Reverend Chris Collinge

I am a retired vicar from Milton Keynes and am very happy serving as part of the ministerial team at St Mary’s. I was ordained Deacon in 1998 and served my curacy at St John the Baptist church on Stoke Poges Lane, Slough before becoming team vicar at St James, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes. It has been good to move back to Slough and spend time with family and friends. I have also been able to rejoin Slough Philharmonic Choir and enjoy classical music both live and on my beloved Radio 3. I enjoy sport especially Wimbledon and cricket so the summer months can be especially joyful!

 


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