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.
Youth & 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.
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.
Revd Jay Niblett
Jay joined the VaCE team in July 2020 and is based in the parish of St James for his curacy. Jay is married with four children and before joining us trained at Trinity College Bristol. He is a lover of books, music, gaming, football and cycling and a big fan of people! Before training for Ordination Jay was a Youth Pastor and a Worship Leader at St Andrews Church, Churchdown.
Revd Scott Watts
Prior to moving from Cambridgeshire to Honeybourne in 2017, Scott worked as a hospice chaplain at Sue Ryder – St John’s Hospice and then as Lead Chaplain of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Prior to ordination, he was a civil servant, proudly serving alongside the RAF and US Air Force. Scott is married to Ros and they currently have 2 ‘characterful’ Basset Hounds – Marigold and Hector!
Bridget is a wife, mother and grandmother who used to be a teacher of French and German. Before coming to the Cotswolds 7 years ago, she lived in Berkshire, where she was an authorised lay preacher, service leader and funeral minister. She is now a Reader based in Chipping Campden but taking services and/or preaching in all the VaCE parishes. She is also Sub Warden of Readers in the North Cotswolds Deanery.
As leader of the local pastoral team, she tries to make sure that no-one feels lonely or forgotten. Above all, she she longs for the old as well as the young to experience the love of Jesus Christ and grow closer to him.
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.