The Ministry Team

Revd Canon 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 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 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…

Revd Bruce Nicole

Bruce Nicole with his wife Jane, moved to Alton in the middle of lockdown in the spring of 2020, following his retirement as the Vicar of St Michael’s Camberley for 25 years.  Bruce and Jane have two daughters and four grandchildren, the eldest of whom now lives with Bruce and Jane.  Whilst in Vicar mode in Camberley, Bruce enjoyed serving as Chaplain to the Air Cadets, and he has been pleased to pick up this interest by now serving as Chaplain to the Alton Air Cadets.  Bruce also serves…

Revd Peter Brown

Peter moved to Alton in September 2020 with Elaine who is an LLM. During all his 44 year ministry his main passion has been spirituality, especially individual spiritual direction/companionship and still pursues this. He is of “all traditions and none” and has always felt called to serve the whole church more than one part/denomination.

Kate Powell

Kate lives in Winchester with her husband, three teenage children and their dog! As a family, they love being outdoors. Kate especially enjoys hiking, running, swimming and cycling and has spent a lot of time exploring Hampshire on her bike! Kate has served in a variety of ways within the church and, for the last three years, she has also been working as a volunteer chaplain at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. In the past, Kate worked for Anchor Trust…
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 has recently retired from the Bible Reading Fellowship, where she used to co-ordinate the Gift of Years which resources churches for the spirituality…

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. Mark is also a talented organist in his (spare?) time and plays regularly for services in POTR and the Northanger Benefice, where they worship regularly. Philippa loves to knit and constantly has a project on the go. Both Philippa and Mark are singing members of the Waverley Singers.

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.