Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

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Father Nick smiling VICAR
 Father Nick Plant
The Vicarage, Churchgate, Cookham, SL6 9SP. Tel: 01628 529183
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"I grew up and was educated in Hillingdon. I worked as an accountant for thirty years, recently as head of finance for the Christian charity BibleLands. I first felt called to the priesthood in 1973, and was at last ordained in 1998, serving at St Andrew’s Cippenham  and St Nicolas’ Taplow before moving to Cookham Dean in 2009. I enjoy watching sport, particularly football, and I like many types of music, both listening and performing. My wife Angela and I sing with Voices in Harmony, and together with our two sons, sing in a ‘cathedral holiday’ choir. I also play bass guitar (badly!) with a rock group."

helen chamberlains imageASSOCIATE PRIEST: Helen Chamberlain

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I was born in Yorkshire into a creative and musical household. Our family home nestled in the shadow of Emley Moor with inspiring and ever changing landscapes. I first felt called to ministry at the age of six asking my parents for a Bible which I used to stay up late reading after bedtime lights out! Convinced I was meant to be a missionary travelling overseas I remember feeling angry with God when he spoke into my heart as I prayed and told me I would never work overseas but I was to work for him wherever he sent me in the UK. The Cookhams is my thirteenth move. I met my husband, Daven, when we were students in Bath. In the past I worked in education and as a couple we cared for children with special needs through local authority fostering departments. We have one adult daughter. As well as being an Associate Priest in The Cookhams I serve as a Spiritual Director for the Oxford Diocese. I have been involved in Christian Ministry for over twenty years in a wide variety of contexts. My interests include music, reading and painting... and I love the seaside! 


Father DavidASSOCIATE PRIEST: David Joynes

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 My childhood was spent in rural Lincolnshire where I was a chorister at Holy Trinity Collegiate Church, Tattershall.  I graduated in Physics from Leeds University and it was there that I met Rosalind.  We married in 1976 and since then Ros has been at my side and my best friend.  For many years we were both preoccupied with our careers.  After graduating I became a Process Engineer with 3M; and four years later joined IBM as a Financial Planner.  I progressed into Strategic Planning at the UK Head Office and then moved into IBM sales, located in Leeds.  After seventeen years I left to join a software house, still in Leeds, which was taken over by the company I am now the Managing Director for.   Approximately ten years ago I was called back to my faith; and later realised it was a calling to the priesthood.  After an interesting journey I was ordained in 2013.   My passion is mountains and my claim to fame is being a Munroist – I have climbed all the Scottish hills over 3,000 ft”  

John AASSISTANT CURATE: John Ainslie

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LICENSED LAY MINISTER

Richard SRichard Simmonds 

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"I was born in Cookham Dean and have had the good fortune to live here all my life.    My grandfather was Vicar at St. John the Baptist from 1928-45, and my father a Churchwarden.     At Woodlands Farm we had Jersey cows and latterly 6000 free range hens, and local people kept their horses in our former calving boxes.    I joined Cookham Parish Council aged 21 and held a number of positions in public life for the next 35 years.    Mary and I have been married for over 50 years and our seven grandchildren live in Colorado, Sydney and Henley.   

We are very lucky to be able to travel to see the overseas family every year.    I have always listed my main hobbies as 'resisting bureaucracy' and 'getting things done'.   

I have been a sidesman and reader at Holy Trinity since 1974, and, in public life, led a 'Faith in Politics' group.   In November 2017, Bishop Andrew licensed me as a Lay Minister, and it is a great privilege to be involved with our Ministry Team in the life of the Benefice."


CHURCH WARDENS
Mark Stockdale church warden Mark Stockdale

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 I have lived in Maidenhead for over 35 years and have worshipped at Holy Trinity for most of that time.  For the last 20 years I have been serving at the altar.  Working full-time at the Department for Education in London has meant that I have not been able to be involved in the life of church as much as I would like.  I am married to Sarah and have two grown-up children: Clare is an accountant with a large international partnership and Andrew is an IT systems expert.  Like many people at Holy Trinity I am not a native.  I was brought up in Tynemouth and went to school in Edinburgh where I was confirmed into the Scottish Episcopal Church.  I read theology in Hull where I met Sarah.  We moved to Maidenhead soon after getting married.  Thank you for making me welcome and I am looking forward to the next challenge.  


bernadetteBernadette Clark 

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Michael and I moved to Cookham in 1987 and our two sons, James and Edward, were born here and went to Holy Trinity School.  We have been regular members of the church since our arrival and both sons were members of the boys and men’s choir.  As a family, the church has played a pivotal part in our lives and we value the many friends we have made over the years both in the church and in the community.  I was baptised and brought up as a Roman Catholic but from the very first service I attended at Holy Trinity I was made to feel welcome and I regard our church as my spiritual home.  I look forward to serving in the role of Churchwarden.





VERGER: Terry Jackson  

Tel: 01628 314528
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"My Name is Terry and I am the Verger.  I have been a part of the congregation of Holy Trinity Church since 2006 and became Verger in 2008. I am also a member of the PCC. I am retired and live in Maidenhead with my wife.  I have been confirmed and got married at Holy Trinity and made many friends. It is a big part of my life."

 

Choir Mistress Mrs Sara Wood Email Click here

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Bell ringers Mandy Salter 01628 530241

Children’s Church enquiries Francis Pang 

Pastoral Ministry Network Enquiries Val Eckett 01628 524561

Parish Administrator Andra Rigby, The Parish Office, Churchgate, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SP Tel 01628 529661

Email Click here Parish Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09.30 -12.30