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Duncan Beet - Rector

Duncan Beet

Duncan Beet is the Rector. He served his curacy in an ecumenical church and his first incumbency in rural and semi-rural churches in Northamptonshire. He trained for ministry at Ridley Hall Cambridge and is married to Rebecca who is a Research Scientist with Unilever in Bedfordshire. He loves books and music, golf, cricket and the…

Leader Leonie Poole

Leonie Poole

Leonie was born in Dundee, where she studied biochemistry before working for UCCF then moving to London to spend a year learning how to teach the Bible on the Cornhill training course. She has worked in churches in the far flung and exotic locations of Essex, Burton on Trent and Aberdeen, where she taught the…

John Dean - Reader

John Dean

John Dean is a Reader in the Benefice. After Army National Service in Nigeria and a short time of teaching Agriculture at a Mission Secondary School, he had three roles and 39 years with Scripture Union (SU). He had 10 years as a Schools’ Travelling Secretary in Nigeria and 15 years travelling Africa-wide as Coordinator…

Heather Hall - Reader

Heather Hall

Heather Hall is a Reader. After completing a music degree at Huddersfield and a PGCE at Bretton Hall she took up her first teaching post in Birstall. Following several years as Head at Cossington C of E Primary School, Heather is currently Head at All Saints’ C of E Primary School, Coalville. She plays ‘cello…

Joy Wood - Rectors Secretary

Joy Wood

Joy Wood has been part of the church family for 20 years and has been the Rector’s secretary for the last ten years. Her passions are her family, animals and Leicester City Football Club.

John Harrison - Reader

John Harrison

John was licensed as a Reader in the Benefice in 2009, having previously been a Methodist Local Preacher for 20 years. John is involved in the preaching ministry of the benefice. He is a semi-retired Chartered Accountant and a Board member of St James Centre Derby, a charity supporting severely disabled young people in the…

Leader - Andrew Poole

Andrew Poole

Andrew originally comes from Leicester, studied in Swansea and Liverpool, and has mostly worked in and around Leicestershire ever since, most recently for the County Council (where he helps lead the Christian Fellowship at County Hall). Andrew is married to Leonie and, as well as helping with some of her children’s activities, they co-lead one…