Rector: Rev Steve Wilkinson
Steve was formerly in the world of electronics engineering ending up in Project Management for Philips Semiconductors working on the development of silicon chips for the first generations of Digital TV. For all of his adult life he has been involved in church leadership, often involving youth work and has been deeply involved in churches in Dorset and the Netherlands. In 2008 he trained for ministry at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and was ordained at Bristol Cathedral in 2010. His curacy was in the nearby Greater Corsham and Lacock Team, and he started as our Priest-in-Charge in January 2014. With the formal creation of the Woodbridge Group in 2016 he became our Rector. He is married to Tash with two adult children and enjoys gardening, reading and watching Formula One races.
Steve is on Extended Ministerial Development Leave (sabbatical) from August 9th to November 21st 2020
Associate Minister: Rev Mike Graham
Mike has at least two former careers, starting off on the engineering side of coal mining, and later becoming a maths teacher. He ended up in a deputy headship role at Colston’s School, Bristol, from where he retired. He has been a lay preacher for over 40 years, and was ordained in Bristol in 2017. He is married to Alison, and has a growing pool of grandchildren. He can often be found cycling the country lanes.
Curate: Rev Matt Stone
Matt joined us as a curate in July 2020, having transferred from London, and will be with us until the summer of 2022. Matt will be a curate for the North Wiltshire Mission Area, with the majority of his time in the Woodbridge Group, whilst a significant proportion will engage with the ministry of Malmesbury Abbey. Matt writes: “Before the idea of getting ordained ever occurred to me, I grew up in London before getting involved in the creative arts, in London and then working for Greenbelt Festival. I then went on to study Human Rights and getting involved in grassroots community projects. I did my theological training at Trinity
College, Bristol and then spent the first year of my curacy in Islington. I am really excited to join the Woodbridge Group and get involved in the communities and the
mission area, especially in this time when we are beginning to open up churches again. I have lots to learn about rural ministry! I’ll be living in Malmesbury and you’ll see me going on adventures with my children Reuben, Clara and Kit
The clergy are supported by a team of Licensed Lay Ministers (Jane Briggs, Debs Evans, Heather Lee and Tony Yates) and various other people help lead our less formal services