This page is an opportunity for you to find out a bit more information about various areas of church family life. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions, but if you have more, just use the Contact page to get in touch. Scroll down or click to find out about:

Worship

Discipleship

Mission

Mid-week groups

Prayer  

Giving

There are more resources on the documents page.

Our Team

Vicar

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Tim Buckley

Vicar

Married to Sarah with three children, Ellie, Sam and Joe. Loves church pioneering, family, guitars, Macs, jeeps and Jesus, not necessarily in that order...

Administration

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Jill Oldham

Safeguarding

(01225 834558)   Passionate about children's well-being. Love athletics, roses, overseas travel and hot chocolate! Sustained by my family, my friends and my faith.

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Mark Nish

Treasurer

Mark is on the PCC and leads a Life Hub with his wife, Debbie. He has the best moustache in St Matt's.

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Mary Udale-Smith

Administrator

Enjoys administration, fine wine and chocolate. Loves God, her family and physics.

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Mimi Gillgren

Girl Tuesday

Mimi has volunteered in the St Matt’s office on Tuesdays for the last year but is about to leave for New Zealand. But we will miss her so we are leaving her photo here for a while!

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Peter Jones

Sexton

Famous for fixing things and his subtle sense of humour... Has a passion for people and encouragement. Loves God, Victoria, single malt whisky, french red wine and home cooking.

Church Wardens

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Andrew Udale-Smith

Chapelwarden

Happiest on mountains but also very happy on the visuals desk at St Matt’s where he is one of the Chapelwardens. Leads a Life Hub with his wife Mary.

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Angela Frith

Churchwarden

(01225 447005)   Spends a lot of time chasing a little white ball round a very big field and for light relief, gardening & watercolouring.

Bill James

Chapelwarden

Bill is a Chapelwarden at St Matt's and is also often found in the audiovisuals operating booth. He is responsible for uploading our sermon podcasts weekly.

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Sian Lewis

Churchwarden

Sian is a Churchwarden for St Thomas and has a real passion for community, being very involved in the Widcombe Association.

Life Hub Leaders

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Debbie Nish

Life Hub leader

Debbie is a key part of our planning, prayer and pastoral teams at St Matt’s. Married to Mark, they lead one of our mid-week Life Hubs

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Victoria Jones

Life Hub Leader

Incredibly patient (married to Peter). Leads St Matt’s marriage preparation, prayer and pastoral team. She and Peter also lead a Life Hub.