Meet the Team
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Simon was called to ordination following a career in the Merchant Navy. He served predominantly in rural multi-parish benefices in Wiltshire and Dorset, before joining the Wareham Team Ministry in 2014. He is married to Linda and they have a son and a daughter who both live and work in London. His interests include hill walking, historical novels, biographies, biblical theology - and enjoying good company over a tasty meal!
After Exeter University, Stuart worked with South West Youth Ministries in Devon, followed by eight years as a Civil Servant before training for ordination at St John’s College Nottingham. After a curacy in Hinckley, Leicestershire, he joined the Wareham Team Ministry as Team Vicar in 2017, based in Sandford. He is married to Rachel and they have four children. He enjoys walking, cycling in the Purbecks - and family trips to the beach.
Ordained as a Self-Supporting Minister with an MA in Theology for Ministry and Mission, Brigid spent 20 years as a Lay Pastoral Assistant in Wareham Parish and Poole Hospital. She is currently Deanery LPA officer and chaplain to the Dorset Branch of the Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion. As an army nurse and army wife, Brigid has lived in the Middle, the Far East and Germany. Her hobbies include choral singing, gardening and walking her dog.
Canon Simon Everett
The Reverend Stuart Cocksedge
The Reverend Brigid Barrett
Michael was a Licensed Lay Minister in the Purbeck Deanery from 1987 and was selected for ordination training in 2008. Ordained in 2011, he served for three years as a Curate in Wareham before becoming an Associate Priest with regular responsibility for Sunday services, weddings, funerals, baptisms and pastoral care. His community role includes being a trustee for the Harbin Pitt Charity, and Not Just Sundaes Community Café. He is also a church representative on the Wareham Burial Board which oversees the cemeteries in the town.
The Reverend Michael Young
I have been the schools and children's worker in Wareham since 2010. Since being ordained in 2017 I have been part-time as schools worker and part-time as the curate in the next-door parish. Later this year (2020) I will, God willing, be licensed to the parish of Wareham as a pioneer, hoping to hang out in the community and seeing what God does with that. I love to walk, particularly on the coast path, to get dirt under my fingernails working in my garden, and to sleep under the stars. Oh - and I love to talk about Jesus, so, if you would like to do that too, maybe we could hang out in the community together sometime.
Children's worker and Pioneer Priest:
The Reverend Hilary Bond
Helen became a Christian through her school Christian Union and first considered ordination when studying physics at university. At that time, women could not be ordained but five years ago, she realised that God was still calling her and was selected for training at Sarum Theological College in Salisbury while continuing to teach physics three days a week. She enjoys birdwatching, running, walking, playing the clarinet and most sorts of craft. She has three grown up children and two grandchildren.
The Reverend Helen Williams
Debs joined us in May 2007 as Parish Finance Officer, later becoming Parish Administrator. Married to Stuart, they have two grown up children and a granddaughter. Having lived in Wareham for 18 years, she is also a Lay Pastoral Assistant, Parish Safeguarding Officer, a Foundation Governor of Stoborough Primary School and Treasurer of Not Just Sundaes Community Café. She enjoys walking, reading, knitting and spending time with the Lord and her family.
and Parish Safeguarding Officer: