About Us

Rev Ian Brown, Rector, Chalfont St Giles

Ian is married to Julie and they have three grown children and (so far!) six grandchildren.

Ian is employed full time by the Church of England as parish priest here, a post he has held since 2014, having served in parishes before in Kent and Hertfordshire. He enjoys watching rugby in general and the Saracens in particular!

Rev Cassa Messervy, Associate Priest, Holy Trinity, Seer Green

Cassa is married to Myles and they have three daughters. Cassa works part-time 'house for duty' and has been the vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Seer Green since 2014 and associate priest in the Benefice since 2015. She was previously team curate in Beaconsfield. Cassa enjoys ultra-marathon running and can often be found on the footpaths of the Chiltern Hills.

Rev Jenny Tebboth, Assistant Priest, Chalfont St Giles

Jenny is married to Lawrence and they have two grown children.  She has lived locally since 1993 and was delighted to join the congregation at St Giles as curate in July 2015.  Jenny is a part-time, voluntary, assistant priest.  She has an interest in environmental issues and enjoys her vegetable garden, walking and a bit of cycling.

Rev Paul Henderson, Curate, Chalfont St Giles

Paul was born in Liverpool and spent his early childhood in the Wirral, Cheshire, making further moves south, eventually ending up in his late teens in Gerrards Cross.

Paul had a conversion experience in his early teens, when he experienced Christ’s love and forgiveness in his life. Paul's faith is based on following Christ’s teaching as well as having a living relationship with the Lord as a shepherd, companion and guide

After graduation, Paul trained as a chartered accountant in London and joined Barclays Bank where he worked for over 20 years in finance and risk management, including three years in Paris, where he met his wife Frederique.  They live in Latimer, near Little Chalfont and have three grown children, and one granddaughter.

Rev Angela Thomson, Assistant Minister Emerita

Angela is a hospital chaplain supporting patients and staff in the Bucks hospitals.   She has ministered here for many years, with a particular emphasis now on the ministry of healing.  She is presently our ‘Assistant Priest Emerita’ having to care for her husband Robin who is unwell. We continue to pray for Angela and Robin at this time.

Linda West, Lay Minister licensed in Seer Green and Jordans

Linda is married to Roger and they enjoy living with their cat Ruby.  Before being called to ministry Linda spent 42 and a half years in the civil service, initially joining what was then the Ministry of Labour and spending just over half her career in the Health and Safety Executive.  Linda enjoys singing and listening to music, especially the Proms where she met Roger, and getting out in the fresh air, walking and gardening.

Antonia Lee, Safeguarding Officer, Chalfont St Giles

Antonia has worked as a teacher for over 25 years with pastoral responsibility as a specialism. In her time she had taught 2 year olds to adults.  She is currently the Head of a girls’ Prep school responsible for the education and care of 490 primary aged children. In this role she leads safeguarding for the school and is, therefore, well placed to provided the oversight for this in our Church. She is also mum to two young adults and has enjoyed being part of our congregation since 2002.

Children and Families Worker

Eileen Baldwin, Church Warden, Chalfont St Giles

Eileen, married to Mike, resident in Chalfont St Giles for almost 40 years, is busy in retirement with French classes, a walking group and volunteering in the St Giles Community Library, as well as her church responsibilities. She also enjoys gardening - when her back allows!

Rachel Leonard, Church Warden, Chalfont St Giles

Rachel is married to Andrew and has two adult children and one grandchild.  She is a retired secondary English teacher and has lived in Chalfont St Giles for 35 years. She ran what was then the Sunday School while her children were young and currently (at least when life is normal) helps out as a cook at Rendezvous Café.  Her interests include reading, doing quizzes, gardening and playing music.

Sylvia Valentine, Church Administrator, Chalfont St Giles

Sylvia works in the church office three mornings a week. She is wife of one, mother of three, and in her spare time (!) enjoys reading and music.

The usual inbox and answerphone will be checked once a week. In the mean time, the working-from-home email address is saintgileschurch@gmail.com, or in an emergency contact the clergy.

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