The Ministry Team

The Ministry Team

Martha Lloyd

Martha started her role in October 2020 and is new to the area as she is originally from Walsall in the West Midlands. In her spare time she enjoys doing anything creative, watching films and socialising with friends.

Revd Wendy Burnhams

Wendy moved to Alton 23 years ago with her husband and 6 children. During this time she has enjoyed worshipping at Harvest Church, then St Mary’s and then joined the congregation at All Saints in January 2016. Recently she has trained for ordination with the Winchester School of Mission and was ordained as an Assistant Curate on July 4th 2021. She enjoys gardening, walking in the countryside and being with her steadily increasing family.

Revd Andrew Micklefield

Andrew is the Vicar of the Parish of the Resurrection.  He joined to lead the team in May 2014 after being Rector of the Parish of the Itchen Valley, near Winchester.  He is also Chair of the House of Clergy in Winchester Diocese and a member of the Church of England’s General Synod. Andrew is married to Fiona, a local Deputy Headteacher and has a daughter, Emily and a son, Daniel and a dog called Ottie. Andrew is a keen…

Revd Gordon Randall

Gordon was licensed to the Parish in June 2019 and lives in The Holybourne Vicarage with his wife, Ruth.  Previously Gordon worked for the Winchester Diocese as The Stewardship Advisor and also served as Associate Minister at Christ Church, Chineham.

Revd Lynn Power

Lynn lives in Alton with her husband Ian. She has two daughters and two grandsons. She gained a degree in Religious Studies and a teaching qualification from King’s College London and after teaching for many years she was ordained; serving her curacy in The North Hampshire Down’s Benefice. During this time she was appointed chaplain at Treloar School and College where she was able to combine both her teaching and priestly calling. She has recently retired from Treloar’s but continues…

Revd Martin East

Martin is married to Norma and lives in Holybourne, with two daughters and three grandchildren living nearby.  After a full flying career spanning forty two years mostly serving with the RAF but also on Civilian Contract flying for the Military, Martin felt called to follow a totally different path and was ordained in 2010.  Martin served his curacy in the North Hampshire Downs Benefice, followed by three years of Ministry at St John’s, Hartley Wintney, before joining the Clergy Team…
Debbie Thompson

Debbie Thrower

Debbie holds two important roles in the parish.  She is a Local Licensed Minister and also the founding Anna Chaplain.  She regularly preaches on a Sunday.  As an Anna Chaplain Debbie takes services in care and residential homes, visiting older people and networks with the other organisations in the town which provide services to older people. Debbie also is employed by The Bible Reading Fellowship to co-ordinate the Gift of Years which resources churches for the spirituality of ageing. Debbie…

Revd Rachel Sturt

Rachel lives in Farnham and is married to Tim. They have three grown up sons. She was ordained in 2011 and served her curacy in Wrecclesham. She has focal responsibility for All Saints Church. As an Anna Chaplain, she conducts services in care homes and residential settings, visits older people and takes part in activities for older people in the town.

Philippa Penfold

Philippa joined the POTR team as Parish Administrator in July 2018. She lives in East Worldham with her husband Mark, an architect, in a house designed by him. Together they worship regularly in the village church of St Mary the Virgin, but also support services across the Northanger Benefice as Mark is a talented organist in his (spare?) time. Philippa also helps out with leading lay services in East Worldham and Chawton, and has responsibility for leading the family services…

Ellie Elder

Ellie joined the team as Assistant Parish Administrator in August 2019.  She has lived in Alton and worshipped at St Lawrence Church for 16 years.  Ellie is married to Michael and has three children, Joey, Lilly and Toby.  A keen sportswoman you will often find her out running and cycling – she loves the outdoors.