Rector – The Reverend Canon David Hodgson
Originally from West Yorkshire, David came to Wokingham with his family in 1997, after working as both industrial chaplain to Harlow and parish priest of 2 Essex villages. He and his wife Lorraine have also lived and worked in East Africa. David wants to see All Saints Church grow as a place where everyone continues to feel welcome.
Associate Rector -The Reverend Anna Harwood has left the parish having been appointed Vicar Twyford and Ruscombe with Hurst. She will take up her new role on 22nd November 2017 with a service of induction at St Mary, Twyford. Advertisements for a new Associate Priest for All Saints will appear in the national church press later in November.
Honorary Priest – The Reverend Colin James
Colin came to All Saints in 1966, becoming a Reader three years later. After early retirement as an education officer with the County Council, he trained further and became a Priest. He is particularly interested in developing deeper understanding of the Christian faith.
Authorised Lay Preacher – John Boylan
John is the Authorised Lay Preacher at All Saints. He is a PCC member , on the Steering Group of our parish’s engagement in Partnership for Missional Church, and amongst other roles also sings in the Church Choir.
Parish Administrator – Mrs Jo Asplin
Jo came to All Saints in 2002 as our Parish Secretary. As her role in the Parish Office has developed and evolved it was decided to reflect this with the change to her title to Parish Administrator. Jo is also a Personal Trainer and owner of Willing Spirit Exercise which works with All Saints to provide weekly exercise classes in the Cornerstone.
Director of Music – Mr Richard Smith BMus(hons), ARCM, ARCO(dipChD), LTCL
Richard has been Director of Music at All Saints Church since 2012. He took his undergraduate studies in organ and harpsichord at Birmingham University and Birmingham Conservatoire and his postgraduate studies in Munich and Bremen. He has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the RCO’s John Brook Prize for Choral Conducting. Alongside a busy freelance career as a conductor he was the Director of a cathedral-based choral education programme, the Liturgical Music Courses, from 2007 until 2013 and the artistic director of the Wokingham Concerts project from 2011 until 2016.
Youth Worker – Jason Bowles
Jason is the Youth and Children’s Worker at All Saints. He came to Wokingham after living and worshipping in Harrow for many years. He has a great deal of experience leading youth and children’s groups at his previous church and has mentored young people in Care of the local authority. He is happy to admit to never having really grown up and still enjoys having fun! Jason is keen to work with young people who are already ‘churched’ and those who are yet to find God – in fact any young person who wishes to get involved with youth and children’s activities in Wokingham. He is always open to suggestions and ideas for projects and initiatives.