Churnside Benefice

The Parishes of
South Cerney with Cerney Wick,
Siddington and Preston

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Vicar: Vacancy

Don Adams

Honorary Assistant Minister: Don Adams

A Wiltshire lad, brought up on a dairy farm.

Then followed a 22 year career in the Metropolitan Police in London, before a very clear 'call' to full time ministry in the Church of England.

Trained in Nottingham, then two parishes in suburban Surrey.

Carol and I then served together for four years at the Harnhill Centre for Christian Healing before 'retiring' to South Cerney.

I now enjoy working alongside the Benefice team, although the healing ministry is still very important to both of us.

John Martin

Honorary Assistant Minister: John Martin

I was born and bred in Wolverhampton, where I was a teacher before ordination.

I also spent two years teaching in Uganda.

Helen and I married in 1971 and began our parish ministry in Sheffield 1973-77.

We then came back to our home diocese of Lichfield where I served in three parishes.

When I retired in 2008 we moved to Gloucestershire to be nearer our three daughters (in Cricklade, London and Bristol), and now live in South Cerney.