Staff and Clergy team


Team Rector - Position currently vacant - Please see our Vacancy page


Rev Steve Stewart Team Vicar Rev Steve Stewart - Assistant Rector / Vicar, Southwood Church

Steve has been Team Vicar of Southwood Church since 2004. He trained as an engineer, worked in training and procurement, and then IT design & project management, and trained at Oak Hill Theological College before being ordained in 1999. Steve and his wife Amanda have 3 children: Shona born in 1999, Tamsin born in 2001 and died in 2008, and Hetty born in 2011. Steve is passionate about proclaiming the Gospel, loves studying theology (he is reading for a PhD in John's Gospel), enjoys leading music in worship (guitar and vocals), and still enjoys messing about with computers.

Jacquie Snuggs Churchwarden StJacquie Snuggs (Churchwarden and Parish Safeguarding Officer)

Jacquie is church warden and a member of St Christopher’s. She is also a worship leader and lay preacher and is the Safeguarding Officer for the parish. In her spare time she likes to be with her family and enjoys reading and visiting the theatre.

Kirsty Paddon Churchwarden SoutwoodKirsty Paddon (Churchwarden)

Kirsty is church warden and a member of Southwood Church. She is part of the Southwood music group. Kirsty heads up the prayer group at Southwood church, and is also part of the family service planning team. Her hobbies include card making and ballroom / Latin American dancing.

Ann Robinson Church Warden St Ann Robinson (Assistant Churchwarden, St John’s)

Ann is the assistant churchwarden at St John’s Church and also the Prayer Ministry leader.  Apart from being kept busy with her duties as Church Warden Ann enjoys time with her many grandchildren and dog walking.


Sheena Kenton Deputy ChurchwarSheena Kenton (Deputy Churchwarden, St John’s)

Sheena is the Deputy Churchwarden at St John’s Church.  Her hobbies are walking (she has a large dog), bird watching, gardening and singing. Sheena also loves the beach and likes to swim.  She is  also kept quite busy with her Grandchildren who all live locally.

Rev Martin James Assistant MinRev Martin James (St Christopher’s)

Martin is a retired priest who has a very active role in leading worship and preaching at St Christopher’s, as well as taking occasional offices in the parish and being involved in a home group and pastoral ministry. Martin is also chairman of a local surgery patient group and is married to Jean with three children and seven grandchildren! In his spare time, Martin enjoys music, films and photography.

Rev Gordon Thomas Assistant MiRev Gordon Thomas (St Christopher’s)

Gordon is a retired priest based at St Christopher’s who is actively involved with leading and preaching, leading a home group, pastoral engagement and helping out at Messy Church. Gordon is also the chair of Farnborough Christian Aid Committee and is married to Marion with two children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Gordon likes reading, listening to music, films, walking, cycling, gardening, current affairs and social issues.

mary Snell Music Director St CMary Snell (Director of Music, St Christopher’s)

Mary is the Music Leader at St Christopher’s, Co-ordinating a wide variety of music and singing in Services, week by week, throughout the year. Mary enjoys her work as a piano teacher and has three young grandchildren.

Nicholas Young Worship DirectoNicholas Young (Director of Music, St John’s)

As well as being Worship Leader at St John’s Church, Nicholas and his wife Andrea have worked together over the last couple of years on several Musical/Dance productions. They also both sing with the New English Orchestra, an organisation of Christian musicians and singers whose aim is to proclaim the Gospel through music.

David Addison Ignite Worship PDavid Addison (Ignite Worship Pastor)

David is the worship leader at Ignite and guitarist in the Southwood Church band on a Sunday morning. He is very happily married to Lisa with two beautiful children and is also a professional photographer and videographer, and local under 9's football coach.

Andrew Hyde Southwood SKC leadAndrew Hyde (Southwood Kid’s Club leader)

Andrew co-runs Southwood Kid’s Club with his wife Joanna and has an active role in Southwood Church with the worship band and all age services.

Joanna Hyde Southwood Smilers Joanna Hyde (Smiler’s Baby & Toddler Group, Southwood)

Joanna runs Smiler’s Baby & Toodler group and also co-runs Southwood Kids Club (SKC) with her husband Andrew.

Janet Whitlock pastoral assistJanet Whitlock (Pastoral Assistant St Christopher’s)

Janet is kept very busy as a Pastoral Assistant, worship leader and occasional preacher at St Christopher’s. Janet is also involved with the bereavement group, Meeting Point, St Christopher’s Church Vision Group, PCC and deanery synod. When Janet isn’t working around the parish, her hobbies are reading, swimming.

Ian Brand Audio  Vision team lIan Brand (Audio & Visual leader St John’s)

Ian is the Audio and Visual leader at St John’s. He is also a member of the Church Vision Group and has been a member of St John’s since 2009.

Sue Davis pastoral assistantSue Davis (Pastoral Assistant St John’s)

Sue is the Pastoral Assistant at St John’s and spends much of her time caring and offering practical support when needed to our church family. Sue also co-runs “Open Door” a mental health awareness event at St John’s.