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All Saints’ Church
Vicar: Rev’d Gareth Wardell
Where we are
All Saints’ Church is in the north western part of Hampton,
on The Avenue, not far from the ‘little’ Sainsburys.
We have disabled access to the church building and disabled
toilet facilities in the church hall. There is parking space in our
car park or on adjacent streets. Click here for a map.
The Vicar is the Reverend Gareth Wardell. Gareth became our Vicar in January 2013. He was ordained
in 2005 and after serving his curacy in Selby,
North Yorkshire, he was Associate Vicar at a church in
central London for several years. Prior to ordination Gareth
worked abroad for many years in the field of
international aid and development. When time permits,
he enjoys theatre and cinema and going for walks with
his yellow Labrador, Libby.
Although I have lived in various parts of England for work and study
purposes, I was born in Hampton and I have resided here most of my
life. I taught in a Girl’s Grammar School, and was head of the Geography
Department, for many years, before training for the Lay Ministry. After
qualifying I was able to combine my Lay Ministry with part-time work for
a local charity. I enjoy music (especially choral music), history and exploring
places of interest, bird watching and the environment, floristry and detective
novels/films. As a Lay Minister I’m involved in many areas of the life of All Saints’
including preaching and leading services, funeral ministry and pastoral visiting.
I have had a long association with All Saints’ Church, first worshipping here as a small child of 6!
My husband and I were married at the church, 2 of our 3 sons were baptised here and one of them
was also married here! I have now completed the academic side of training as a Licenced Lay Minister
and I am looking forward to continuing the practical training as I work alongside Gareth, Anne and
Chris to further the mission of the church.
I am on the Sunday School Team, run the Coffee & Play sessions and
have recently helped to set up Messy Church. I am also a member of the Pastoral Visiting team and
very much enjoy the chance to spend time visiting people and chatting with them.
I have lived in Hampton since 1983 after growing up in Newcastle upon Tyne
and moving down to London to go to university. I am now retired, having
spent the whole of my career in the Ministry of Defence, much of it in Whitehall.
As well as churchwarden, I am also the All Saints’ representative on the
Board of Trustees of the Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity.
I enjoy foreign travel, going to the theatre and attending Pilates classes.
I am married to Clive and have three grown up sons.
Samantha Gore – Treasurer
Hi, my name is Mark. I’m the youth leader here at All Saints’. During the week I run a large
computer network as an IT Systems Manager at a school. At the weekends I run our church’s
two youth groups and help run our Sunday School and have done for several years.
I’m really passionate about bringing the Gospel to the youth and children at our church
and outside it. Working with children is an amazing privilege and something I’m very
passionate about. In my spare time I like to hang-out with my friends, cycling, playing
football, watching movies and playing games.
Veronica Barnes – Director of Music: Organist and Choirmistress
At 11 years old I started having organ lessons at my Parish Church in Old Coulsdon, Surrey.
I enjoyed playing short voluntaries before the services……and decided I’d like to become a church
After graduating with a B.A. Hons. in Music and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education
I went into the full time teaching of classroom Music – 7-18 year olds!
30 years later and I am still teaching and enjoying music. I am very lucky to live quite close
to the school where I teach, so there is no excuse not to use my ancient bicycle and help reduce
my carbon footprint. I have enjoyed singing in church choirs since I was a young girl and
this continues today – even though I’m not so young! I have been very lucky that music has
taken me to many cathedrals and abbeys in England and Wales, singing the services when
the resident choirs are on holiday.
There are very few people in Hampton who know that I have been lucky enough to take the
helm of a friend’s 72ft. yatch and sail from the South Coast of England across to the Isle of Wight
……and managed not to collide with any I.O.W ferry traffic!!!