The Ministry Team

Revd Andrew Micklefield

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Andrew is the Vicar of the Parish of the Resurrection.  He joined to lead the team in May 2014 after being Rector of the Parish of the Itchen Valley, near Winchester.  He is also Chair of the House of Clergy in Winchester Diocese and a member of the Church of England’s General Synod.

Andrew is married to Fiona, a local Deputy Headteacher and has a daughter, Emily and a son, Daniel.

Andrew is a keen amateur musician, playing piano and organ.  He is also likes going to concerts of various kinds, recently listening to Bellowhead, Jools Holland and Paloma Faith.

Revd Gordon Randall

Associate Vicar
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Gordon was licensed to the Parish in June 2019 and lives in The Holybourne Vicarage with his wife, Ruth.  Previously Gordon worked for the Winchester Diocese as The Stewardship Advisor and also served as Associate Minister at Christ Church, Chineham.

Revd Joy Windsor

Self-Supporting Curate
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Joy was ordained deacon in July 2017, the latest person to join the team!  Joy has lived and worshipped in the Parish since childhood and is an active member of the St Lawrence Church Choir and Musical Director of the Covenant Youth Choir.  She is married to Pete and has two children and two grandchildren.  She also teaches English at Amery Hill School in Alton.

Revd Lynn Power

Assistant Priest
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Lynn lives in Alton with her husband Ian. She has two daughters and two grandsons. She gained a degree in Religious Studies and a teaching qualification from King’s College London and after teaching for many years she was ordained; serving her curacy in The North Hampshire Down’s Benefice. During this time she was appointed chaplain at Treloar School and College where she was able to combine both her teaching and priestly calling. She has recently retired from Treloar’s but continues to be licensed to POTR where she retains a special interest in children’s’ ministry and has focal responsibility for St. Peter’s Church, Beech. She loves bringing the Bible stories alive for today’s younger generation and is a great fan and advocate of the Open the Book scheme. In her spare-time she loves reading, walking, looking after her grandsons and even doing jigsaw puzzles!

Revd Martin East

Assistant Priest
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Martin is married to Norma and lives in Holybourne, with two daughters and three grandchildren living nearby.  After a full flying career spanning forty two years mostly serving with the RAF but also on Civilian Contract flying for the Military, Martin felt called to follow a totally different path and was ordained in 2010.  Martin served his curacy in the North Hampshire Downs Benefice, followed by three years of Ministry at St John’s, Hartley Wintney, before joining the Clergy Team in the Parish of the Resurrection in 2017.  Martin’s many hobbies, sports and activities have come and gone, and some linger on.

Debbie Thompson

Debbie Thrower

Anna Chaplain and Local Licensed Minister (Reader)
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Debbie holds two important roles in the parish.  She is a Local Licensed Minister and also the founding Anna Chaplain.  She regularly preaches on a Sunday.  As an Anna Chaplain Debbie takes services in care and residential homes, visiting older people and networks with the other organisations in the town which provide services to older people.

Debbie also is employed by The Bible Reading Fellowship to co-ordinate the Gift of Years which resources churches for the spirituality of ageing.

Debbie is also a Lay Canon of Winchester Cathedral and is often found there leading worship.

Revd Rachel Sturt

Anna Chaplain & Assistant Priest
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Rachel lives in Farnham and is married to Tim. They have three grown up sons. She was ordained in 2011 and served her curacy in Wrecclesham. She has focal responsibility for All Saints Church.
As an Anna Chaplain, she conducts services in care homes and residential settings, visits older people and takes part in activities for older people in the town.

Margaret Bell

Local Licensed Minister
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I have been married to Peter for over 40years, most of that time living in Alton.  We have 4 children and soon there will be 8 grandchildren.  I taught for 3 years before moving to Alton and starting the family.  I have been a trustee for The Mothers Union in Winchester Diocese and ran a Nappy Laundry Service.  I trained as an LLM after I retired.  I like walking, reading (Jane Austen, Dorothy L Sayers and more), crochet, bird watching and jigsaws.


Philippa Penfold

Parish Administrator
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Philippa joined the POTR team as Parish Administrator in July 2018, working as a job share. She lives in East Worldham with her husband Mark, an architect, in a house designed by him. Together they worship regularly in the village church of St Mary the Virgin, but also support services across the Northanger Benefice as Mark is a talented organist in his (spare?) time. Philippa also helps out with leading lay services in East Worldham and Chawton, and has responsibility for leading the family services in East Worldham. Both Philippa and Mark are singing members of the Waverley Singers. Philippa loves to knit and constantly has a project on the go.

Ellie Elder

Parish Administrator & Communications Officer
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Ellie joined the team as Assistant Parish Administrator in August 2019.  She has lived in Alton and worshipped at St Lawrence Church for 16 years.  Ellie is married to Michael and has three children, Joey, Lilly and Toby.  A keen sportswoman you will often find her out running and cycling – she loves the outdoors.