Who’s who

Rector: Revd Philip Howson

Revd Philip leads the ministry team and lives in Tilbrook.

When he’s not vicaring, you’ll probably see him running, walking or in the local pub.

If you need to get in touch with members of the team, please contact Philip in the first instance.

Email: revphiliphowson@gmail.com

Philip’s Facebook page

Phone: 07946 206586

Messenger: m.me/revdphiliphowson

The Ministry Team
Our communities and churches are well supported by a ministry team who serve with the Rector and can be found around the Benefice supporting our many worship services.  They are:

  • Revd Dr John Rawlinson who served for many years as a local GP, shown here in the Isle of Skye with his wife Sally, and a hen.  JR, Sally & Hen
  • Revd Pamela Soult who moved from Cheshire after ten years of ordained ministry and is now settled in Kimbolton.  She now shares an impressive breadth of experience in life and ministry.
  • Michael O’Callaghan is a Licenced Lay Minister based in Catworth following a career as a civil servant.
  • John Saunders can be seen leading worship in our churches. He’s a former secondary school teacher.
  • Jenny Saunders is a pastoral worker in the team having taught primary age children for many years
  • Clair Firby is a pastoral worker in the team with a focus on bereavement support. She taught secondary chemistry.
  • Although he retired from ministry in 2023, we also celebrate the long service of Revd  Ron Lancaster MBE whose life has incorporated Chaplain of Kimbolton School, chemistry teacher, and founder of Kimbolton Fireworks.  Our Master Blaster Pastor is now quietly living in Kimbolton.

We also have colleagues training towards licensed ministry. They are Angela Deavall training to be a Licenced Lay Minister and Jenny Firth who sets up and coordinates divorcee support groups.

Benefice Administration

Melanie Tindale helps with the administrative tasks involved in the smooth running of the benefice, in the hope that Philip can spend more time ministering and less time on admin.

Melanie is be the point of contact for arranging weddings and funerals, and coordinating service rotas, diaries and meetings across the benefice, plus any other admin tasks that need some attention.

Contact details:Mel Tindale Photo

Email:  melanie.tindale@googlemail.com

Phone:  07984 422450