Who's Who at Saint Andrew's Ombersley


Derek Arnold has now moved to North Devon so we are currently in interregnum. We will update this page as soon as we have any more information, in the meantime if you would like to speak to anyone concerning services at the church please contact the Seven Parishes Office (details at the bottom of this page).

If you are thinking about a wedding you may like to visit the C of E website on Church Weddings .

Jenny Batelen

Jenny Batelen

Jenny has lived in the village since 1997 and took up the post of churchwarden in 2012. A career in education led to two headships in local church schools. She enjoys music and sings in a local ecumenical choir. Telephone 01905 621294

Jenny is also the Parish Representative/co-ordinator for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults at
St Andrew’s. National help line contacts (FREE): ChildLine 0800 1111 and Family Lives 0808 800 2222

Andrew Horn

Andrew Horn

Andrew worked as a GP in the village, and is now retired. He was elected as Churchwarden in 2016, and he is also PCC Lay Chair.

Basil Lamb

Verger and Sexton
Basil Lamb

Basil and his wife Diana are longstanding members of the village. Basil has been verger and sexton for over 20 years and is a helpful first point of contact for any issues relating to the church. Telephone 01905 620680

Liz Hooper

Communications Support
Liz Hooper

Liz has lived in the village for 24 years and was a churchwarden for 8 years. She is the Vice-Chair of Governers at Ombersley Endowed First School. Liz maintains close connections with the organisers of many Church activities and is a good starting point for finding the "right" person and for information on church events. Telephone 01905 620827

... and our Parochial Church Council (PCC) members

Sally Rees James Martineau

    Sally Rees
    (PCC Secretary)
    01684 564721

    James Martineau
    (PCC Treasurer)

Judy Baer Tonye Checketts Jo Darwell Fiona Davies Chris Day

    Judy Baer

    Tony Checketts

    Jo Darwell

    Fiona Davies

    Chris Day

Evelyn Ellis Jeanette Horn Lynne Larnder Stuart Larnder Meg Martineau

    Evelyn Ellis

    Jeanette Horn

    Lynne Larnder

    Stuart Larnder

    Meg Martineau

Angela Randle Louise Robinson Robert Thornton

    Angela Randle

    Louise Robinson

    Robert Thornton


The Centre serves the Seven Parishes of Doverdale, Elmbridge, Elmley Lovett, Hampton Lovett, Hartlebury, Ombersley and Rushock. It is the central point of contact to arrange Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms, and will provide administrative support to a very busy and active church community across the area. The Minister will be there on Thursday if you need to chat.

Office Opening Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am to 12 noon

Telephone number:
01905 622464 (leave a message outside opening hours)
or 07968 531216 (in emergencies only)
email: parishes7@btinternet.com