Revd Craig Bishop
Craig serves the central group of parishes as well as being Team Rector. He likes being out of doors and walking in particular. Several times a year he makes time to walk up mountains or along long distance paths. He enjoys exploring with people how faith connects to, and can be evident in, the normal everyday things of life.
Revd Canon Dana Delap
Dana arrived as vicar in 2014, after training and serving in Durham and Newcastle. She has been a probation officer, a church training officer and a prison chaplain. She is interested in worship and liturgy, and in reconciliation.
In the Vale and Cotswold Edge Team, Dana has introduced Soul Spaces in the local schools, including Chipping Campden.
Fr Kevin Grumball
Fr Kevin is a part-time associate vicar who is often seen with his puppets, especially Brian the sheep.
His paid job is as a Chief Information Security Officer in the London insurance market, so his weekdays are spent thinking like a criminal, and then Sundays forgiving them! He has been married to Charlotte for over forty years and they have five grown-up children, four cats, and a flock of geese.
Youth and Schools Leader
Prior to joining the team Amy has lived in various parts of the Globe. The Falkland Islands being one of the most interesting to date!
She spent time training at the NLTC studying Theology and leadership and has previously worked in the youth and worship teams there.
Amy has a heart for worship and for mentoring young people. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her two boys Albert and Edward.
Youth and Schools Leader
Clara is married with 5 children.
11 years ago, she was invited to a group for people exploring this Christian faith, it changed everything for the better, in the ups and downs of life, her faith gives her peace and belonging, giving her a purpose, she is excited to see where God is leading her.
Clara loves getting know people of all ages, but has a heart for children and youth, giving them a place to thrive and be themselves.
Clara also enjoys camping, spending time with family and walking her dogs.
Nick has recently moved to the Cotswolds from Birmingham Diocese where he worked as a chaplain at Birmingham Cathedral and at a Marie Curie Hospice.
He has completed an MA in Mission & Spirituality, where he explored the effectiveness of the spiritual care offered in Marie Curie hospices.
He is now hoping to find new and exciting ways to connect with those who wouldn’t class themselves as regular Church attenders. When he’s not working Nick likes to spend time with his family and go walking.
Mark recently moved to Willersey joining the VaCE team from Moreton in Marsh where he lived for over 17 years after being seconded to the Fire Service College from Birmingham.
He is married with one daughter and a granddaughter.
He still works full time running his own company after retiring from the fire and rescue service where he served for over 30 years as a fire officer.
Mark is now a reader based in Willersey, but he serves in all the VaCE parishes.
My name is Carolynne Adam, I am married, have four grownup children and eight grandchildren and I am a retired primary school teacher. I was admitted and licensed as a Lay Reader in 1996 in the Peterborough diocese, in 2021 we moved to Willersey and in January 2023 my licence was transferred to Gloucester.
I feel very privileged to be able to share my faith with others. My hobbies include being with my family, knitting and crocheting.
Wayne Stirling Parker
Licenced Lay Minister / Reader
Wayne is based at St Lawrence, but is licensed to serve throughout the VaCE team. He trained in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Rippon College Cuddesdon, as part of the Gloucester and Hereford Pathway. He previously had a long career in operational management at Royal Mail. Alongside this, he was a keen racing driver for 30 years, and also worked as a race driving instructor.
Wayne enjoys being active in the village organisations and sees this as a valuable link between the church and the community. This enables a pastoral presence and connection throughout the week, not just on a Sunday. Amongst Wayne’s various interests, he enjoys walking, music, theatre, travelling, reading and time with friends and family.
My name is Naomi Morrey, last year(2022), I was a graduate of the first course offered by Gloucester Diocese for the licensing of lay persons to be funeral ministers. Since being licensed by the Bishop, I have taken funerals around the Vale and Cotswold Edge parishes and in the local crematoria. Also, interring ashes. I feel very privileged to be able to serve in this capacity.