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Team Ministry in West Dorset

Melbury Team Staff

The Melbury Team Staff


Tim Greenslade - Team Rector

Tim and Lucy moved to Maiden Newton in September 2016 after 17 years of ministry at St John’s Church, Weymouth. Much of our time was spent at St John’s but we were heavily involved with the life of the wider team of Radipole and Melcombe Regis. We  also worked with colleagues across the denominations in Weymouth and Portland. Lucy teaches at Weymouth College, and we have three daughters in their twenties. We long for God’s people to grow in their love for and faith in the Lord Jesus and we seek to make the living Lord Jesus known to those who are uncertain who he is.

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Linda Wilcock - Associate Priest

Linda Wilcock - Associate Priest

Reverend Linda Wilcock was licenced as an Associate Priest to the Melbury Team in 2012, having served for many years as a Licenced Lay Minister and Curate. Linda said, “It a real privilege to be able to bring God’s word to our rural community. One of the joys is meeting so many people in the different parts of the Benefice and really getting to know them. I enjoy being a small part of people’s lives at the beginning, through thanksgiving, baptism, and a variety of services including marriage, and at the end, through funerals.

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Rosemary Clary - Licensed Lay Minister

Rosemary Clary - Licensed Lay Minister

Rosemary Clary was admitted as a Lay Reader/Licenced Lay Minister in 1990. She and her husband, Dave, moved to the team in 2013. Both Rosemary and Dave are volunteers in the Community Shop in the village of Halstock. Rosemary has recently become a new member of the Women’s Institute

Janet Danks - Licensed Lay Minister

Janet Danks - Licensed Lay Minister

Janet Danks and her husband, John, came to live at Melbury Osmond in 2009. They are both retired solicitors. Janet has been a Reader/Licenced Lay Minister since 1995. She previously spent five years as the ecumenical Social Responsibility Officer for the Diocese of Lincoln.

Paul Rendell - Licensed Lay Minister

Paul Rendell - Licensed Lay Minister

Paul Rendell has been a Reader/Licenced Lay Minister since 1993. He has lived, with his family, in the Melbury Benefice for 28 years, and works full time as a lawyer. Linda Wilcock and Paul are the longest serving staff members and have seen many changes. He is committed to sharing God’s Word by supporting and leading services within the team, and involvement in community activities. He enjoys exploring new ways of “doing church”.