Meet our team
Karen trained for ministry on the Eastern Regional Ministry Course and was ordained in June 2016. She has been with the Team since 2019.
She is the Team Safeguarding Officer. She is a Foundation Governor at Ixworth, Barnham and Honington Primary Schools, and sits on the Diocesan Board of Education.
Karen is Assistant Rural Dean for the Ixworth Deanery.
She lives in Ixworth with her husband Niall and their children.
Tel no. 07546 491388
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.
She is a Foundation Governor at Bardwell Primary School.
She works part time as a Business Change Specialist in the NHS, and lives in Great Livermere with her husband Andrew.
Tel no. 07917005397
Catriona studied with the Eastern Region Ministry Course and was ordained a Deacon in June 2022. She is a full-time Curate in the Team for the next three years.
She is a Foundation Governor at Ixworth Primary School.
She previously worked at St Edmundsbury Primary School in Bury St Edmunds and lives with her family in Barnham.
Tel no. 07525 920307
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.
Tel no. 01359 269335
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!
Tel no: 07734 008968
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.
Tel no. 01359 268923 or 07860 101980
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.
Tel No. 01842 890409
Dinkie is a Lay Elder and lives in Bardwell with her husband Barney. She is Churchwarden of Bardwell Church and Foundation Governor at Bardwell Primary School. Dinkie leads services in Bardwell and Messy Church.
Tel no. 07710 798178
Frances is a Lay Elder and lives in Ixworth. She leads services across the Team and is particularly fond of BCP.
Tel no. 01359 231568