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Meet the Vicars

You can find out a little bit more about our ministry team below.  We are always happy to hear from you.  Feel free to call or email at anytime.  We cannot promise an instantaneous response but we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.  

If you, or a relative, needs one of us to visit you at home, or in a hospital, please call.  We don't always manage to spot who needs a visit, but we are very happy to visit if you let us know.


The Reverend Huw Bellis is the Team Rector.  

A Rector is just another word for Vicar, the Church of England likes to confuse people with titles. A “team” Rector is supposed to be in charge of the team.  Huw has been in the Tring Team since 2002, first in Aldbury and Team Rector, living in Tring since 2008.  Huw is the first person to contact for things to do with Tring Church, Puttenham Church or the parish in general.  When he isn’t doing church stuff he keeps sheep and pigs. He is married to Jane.


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The Reverend Canon Jane Banister is a part time Team Vicar in our parish and school chaplain.  

A chaplain is a priest who works in a secular work place.  Jane has been in the Tring Team since 2002 and has done many jobs in the parish but until 2015 didn't get paid for it!  In 2015 she was appointed as part time Team Vicar.  Jane is the first person to contact for things to do with Long Marston Church, Wilstone Church and Tring School.  She is married to Huw.


The Reverend Michelle Grace is Team Vicar in our parish and is school chaplain at Tring School.

Michelle has responsibility for St John the Baptist Aldbury. 

Meet the Vicars

Meet the wider ministry team

We are very lucky to have a number of readers, lay ministers and retired priests all of whom hold a Bishop's licence to exercise ministry in our parish.  They add a richness to the worship we offer.


Mike Watkin is a lay minister  


Mike takes services across our parish , takes assemblies at Bishop Wood School, helps with the Toddler Group and Sunday children's activities. He takes communion to those in care homes. He runs our baptism preparation sessions.

Mike is married, with grown up children.  He has retired  from network management in BT


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Canon Doctor Jon Reynolds is a lay reader

Jon takes services across the parish and is a foundation governor at Bishop Wood School and a member of the board of the Ridgeway Learning Partnership (the multi academy trust which includes Tring School).  

Jon was a teacher, Ofsted inspector and Diocesan Director of Education.  In retirement his PhD was on science and religion.

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Grahame Senior is a lay reader  


Grahame takes services across our parish, is a House Group Leader and takes communion to those in care homes. He is also president of FOTCH.

Grahame is married to Prue and together they are our parish champions for the Children's Society.  He has had a successful career in strategic consultancy.


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Revd. David Holloway

David was ordained in 1968. His roots are in Bristol and he is now retired and he is keen to help as and when required.

He regularly takes the 10am Thursday morning Communion service in Tring and has a gift for preaching, often quoting various poets, his favourite is
R S Thomas.

Meet the admin team


Trish Dowden is the parish administrator.  

She mainly works to help try and keep the clergy on track, keep diaries up to date, and so on.  If you need to contact her please use email but don’t expect an instantaneous response as she does not work regular hours.  It is particularly helpful to email her if there is something that the clergy must not forget to do or if you want to get something into the church diary.

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Janet Goodyer does our pew-sheets and is the PCC Secretary.

Janet tends to do the notices on a Wednesday or Thursday.  Notices to go into these should be short and emailed to her by midday on a Wednesday.  If you would like to be added to (or removed from) the e-pewsheet list you can email her too. Notices for the pewsheet should always include which of our fives churches / communities you are talking about.. She also looks after the website, if you notice anything amiss, contact her.

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