People

Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster was inducted as the Vicar of Oundle w Ashton & Benefield w Glapthorn on June 7th 2014. 

Stephen is husband to Jane and Dad to Emily, Daniel and Samuel .  As well as being Vicar of Oundle Stephen is also Rural Dean of Oundle and is responsible for training our curate, Mark Donnelly (see below).

Stephen cycles everywhere, loves trying food from different countries and holds the unofficial record for descending the Black Hole flume at Butlins!  The Websters love spending holidays on the island of Sark.

 

Jema Ball

Jema is our Associate Vicar.  Jema's family includes her husband Jonno and their two young children, Keziah and Malachi.  Jema and Jono are passionate about church being a community which welcomes all people, and a place where all ages and personalities can worship, lean, play, laugh and cry together.  The Balls enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, cooking and eating and haning out at places which allow for the chaos that small children create!

 

Mark Donnelly

Mark, married to Sue a languages teacher, worked for many years as a Claims' Manager in the insurance industry. One of their daughters works and lives in Austria, and the other is married and teaching in Birmingham. They have lived in Northamptonshire for over 30 years. Mark enjoys most sport (he still tries to play 5 a-side football). His free time is often taken up with books, board games and bad jokes!

Ben Wilson

                                                                     

 

Ben is our Youth Intern and is currently studying Youth Ministry with CCYM at Ridley Hall, Cambridgeshire.

 

Steve Cunningham  and  Emily Taylor

   

Steve Cunningham and Emily Taylor are our Churchwardens.  The office of Churchwarden predates the Norman Conquest.  Before Parish Councils were ever dreamt of the Churchwardens were the local government.  They were appointed every year by parishioners at the Vestry Meeting. Now, in the 21st Century the Churchwardens are still elected separately and differently to other church officers.  Their rôle is to work with the clergy and PCC in setting the direction of the church.  They are the Bishop’s Officers and the senior laity in the church.   

 

Justine Turton

 

Justine Turton is our Administrator.  She is often the first point of contact for virtually everyone in church.  Justine has brought a wealth of experience to the task of Administrator.  Her previous work includes time spent as a Stage Manager with Disney Cruise Lines, Hong Kong Disneyland and various companies within the West End.  Her role is to keep the church functioning day by day so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about life at St Peter’s.   Email:administrator@stpetersoundle.co.uk and Telephone: 01832 275675.

 

Jonno Ball

Jonno Ball is our Facilities Coordinator. His role, along with a large group of committed volunteers, is to ensure that the church building continues to be an open, welcoming and safe space to all who come through our doors. He will be on duty at many events at St Peters and on hand to deal with the practicalities of church life as well as the day to day oversight of the building and grounds.