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 Niall and their children.

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 Rev Karen
Email: revkarenburton@outlook.com
Tel: 07546 491388
Lesley Norburn
Assistant Curate

Lesley was licensed as a Reader and served in the Blackbourne Team from Oct 1998, then trained on the Bishop’s Auxiliary Ordination Pathway and 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 is also a Bury Town Pastor.

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

Email: lesley.norburn@btinternet.com

Tel no. 07917005397

Frances Brown
Lay Pioneer Minister

Frances was licensed as a Reader in 2011 and served in Pakenham and then in Ixworth.  In September 2018 was licensed as a Pioneer Minister - someone leads in taking church to people where they are.  She regularly reaches out via social media, spreading the Good News. 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.

Email: frances@croftus.co.uk

Tel no. 01359 230615

Tony Redman
PTO Priest

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 Deanery 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 Caroline and a small flock of geese.

Email: tony@theredmans.co.uk

Tel no. 01359 269335

Sally Fogden
PTO Priest  

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 Tim.

Email: sallyfogden@btinternet.com

Tel no. 01359 268923 or 07860 101980

Jill Walker  
PTO Priest

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

Email: jill.walker@me.com

Tel no: 07734 008968

David Beales
Lay Elder

David and his wife Mary have recently become Lay Elders within the Team.  He also serves on the Bury Town Pastors prayer team and as a standby Town Pastor.

 

David volunteers with the National Trust at Ickworth and enjoys birdwatching and gardening. 

Email:  dmbeales@outlook.com

Tel no. 01359 232170  or 07881 507140

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David Eaton
PTO Priest

David was ordained in 1989. He served as a parish priest in Basildon, Essex for 10 years before moving to this Diocese.  David then held a job share role with his wife Julie in the Sole Bay Team Ministry on the Suffolk coast where as Acting Team Rector he oversaw the reorganisation of the Team. For 18 years he was chaplain in the Territorial Army with responsibility for TA soldiers (and their families) serving in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

David is also is a chartered accountant and a business mentor. David has served as Trustee and adviser to several charities. He has a particular interest in corporate governance.

 

Julie and David live in Great Barton.

 

Email: davidaeaton@lineone.net

Tel no. 07841 215182

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.  

Email: suenutt@hotmail.co.uk

Tel No. 01842 890409                     

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Catriona Brinkley
Ordinand

Catriona is studying with the Eastern Region Ministry Course for ordination 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.

Email:  catriona.brinkley@btinternet.com

Tel no. 07525 920307

Mary Beales
Lay Elder

Mary and her husband David have recently become Lay Elders within the Team.  Having served as a Bury Town Pastor for almost 12 years, Mary is now a member of their prayer team.


She has worked for several years with special needs children and adults.

Email:  dmbeales@outlook.com

Tel no. 01359 232170 or 07514 628249

Natasha Deverell  
Lay Elder

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

Email: natasha.deverell@yahoo.com

Tel no: 07773 398444

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Peter Keast
Lay Elder

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

Email: keastp@gmail.com

Tel no. 08142 890330 or 07794 472 965

Frances Fernyhough
Lay Elder

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

Email: frances@fmf.myzen.co.uk

Tel no. 01359 231568

Dinkie Williamson  
Lay Elder

Dinkie is a Lay Elder and lives in Bardwell with her husband Barney.  She is Churchwarden of Bardwell Church and Co-Chair of Governors at Bardwell Primary School.  Dinkie leads services in Bardwell and Messy Church.

Email: dinkie.williamson@gmail.com

Tel no. 07710 798178

Edward Wortley
Lay Elder

Edward is a Lay Elder who leads services across the parish.  He is Churchwarden at Euston Church.

He works as the Archivist for Euston Estate.

Email: edwardjwortley@gmail.com

Tel no: 01842 752224