Meet our team

 

 

Karen Burton – Team Rector 

Karen trained for ministry on the Eastern Regional Ministry Course and was ordained in June 2016.

 

Karen worked in the NHS before training for ministry and worked part-time in Barnham Primary School as SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) Mentor during her curacy.  

She was a Curate with the Lark Valley and North Bury Team.

 

She lives in Ixworth with her husband and children.

 

Contact details

Email: revkarenburton@outlook.com

Tel no. 07546 491388

 
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If you would like to arrange a christening, confirmation, wedding, funeral or a visit, please contact Karen
Email: revkarenburton@outlook.com
Tel: 07546 491388
Associate Priest -
Tony Redman

Tony was ordained SSM priest in 2004 and has been a member of the ministry team in this benefice since 2006. He serves as the Bishops' advisor for self-supporting ministry, assistant Rural Dean for Ixworth and Assistant DDO.  

He is a semi-retired historic buildings consultant, a member of the DAC for Norwich Diocese, and also serves on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Anglican/Romanian Orthodox consultative committee. 

Tony is a wonderful artist (look out for his exhibitions!).  He lives in Great Livermere with his wife and a small flock of geese.

 

Contact details

Email: tony@theredmans.co.uk

Tel no. 01359 269335

Lesley Norburn - 
Assistant Curate

Lesley has been licensed as a Reader in the Blackbourne Team since Oct 1998 and having trained on the Bishop’s Auxiliary Ordination Pathway was ordained in 2019.  Having spent her first year as a curate in Brandon. she returned to the Team for the rest of her curacy in 2020.

She works full time as a Business Change Specialist in the NHS, and lives in Great Livermere with her husband Andrew.   

She also serves as a Bury Town Pastor.

 

Contact details

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Frances Brown -
Lay Pioneer Minister
Sally Fogden -
PTO Priest  

Frances was licensed as a Reader in 2011 and in September 2018 was licensed as a Pioneer Minister.  She is looking forward to working across the whole benefice, enabling new initiatives with those who do not usually come to church.  

Her great passion is Open the Book, leading a team going regularly into Ixworth Primary School to tell stories from the Bible for the children.  They love it!

Frances enjoys gardening, volunteers for Bury Theatre Royal and tries her hand at drawing and painting.  Most of all she enjoys life.

Contact details

Emailfrances@croftus.co.uk

Tel no: 01359 230615 

Sally was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest.  She has a passion for rural ministry, becoming the Agricultural Chaplain for the Diocese.  She helped to set up the award-winning Rural Coffee Caravan which travels around Suffolk bringing people together.

She lives in Sapiston with her husband.

 

Contact details

Emailsallyfogden@btinternet.com

Tel no: 01359 268923 or 07860 101980

Sue Nutt -
PTO Priest  

Sue was a Reader for 10 years before joining the local training scheme run by the Diocesan Ministry Course in 1996.  She was priested in 2000 to serve the people of the Blackbourne Team and particularly in Barnham where she lives.  

 

Sue worked for the NHS.  She is now retired and lives in Barnham. She has three married children and nine gorgeous grandchildren.

 

Contact details

Emailsuenutt@hotmail.co.uk

Tel No: 01842 890409                      

Jill Walker  -
PTO Priest

Jill has lived most of her life in Ixworth, recently moving to neighbouring Walsham Le Willows.  She is still, however, very much a part of life in the Team!

Contact details

Emailjill.walker@me.com

Tel no: 07734 008968 

Catriona Brinkley -
Ordinand
Frances Fernyhough - Lay Elder

Catriona is studying with the Eastern Region Ministry Course to become ordained in June 2022.  Her training is part time with the college and part time in the Team.

She works in the week at St Edmundsbury Primary School in Bury St Edmunds and lives with her family in Brockley.

Contact details

Email:  catriona.brinkley@btinternet.com

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Frances is a Lay Elder and lives in Ixworth.  She leads services across the Team and is particularly fond of BCP.

 

Contact details

Emailfrances@fmf.myzen.co.uk

Tel no: 01359 231568

Natasha Deverell - 
Lay Elder

Tash is a Lay Elder living with her family in Honington.

 

Contact details

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Dinkie Williamson - 
Lay Elder

Dinkie is a Lay Elder and lives in Bardwell.  She is a Governor at Bardwell Primary School.

Dinkie leads services in Bardwell and Messy Church too.

Contact details

Emaildinkie.williamson@gmail.com

Tel no: 01359 251416

Peter Keast - Lay Elder

Peter is a Lay Elder living in Barnham, where he helps to lead services.

 

Contact details

Emailkeastp@gmail.com

Tel no: 08142 890330 or 07794 472 965

Edward Wortley - Lay Elder

Edward is a Lay Elder who leads services across the parish.  

 

He also works in Euston as the Archivist for Euston Estate.

 

Contact details

Emailewortley@tiscali.co.uk

Tel no: 01842 752224

David Beales - Lay Elder
Mary Beales - Lay Elder

David is married to Mary and lives in 

Contact details

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Mary is married to David and lives in 

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​​Call us:

Rev Dr Karen Burton

07546491388

revkarenburton@outlook.com

Write to us: 

The Vicarage, Commister Lane

Ixworth  IP31 2HE