Who’s Who

Getting in Touch

The church office is not currently staffed on a regular basis, except Monday mornings. 
See the contact page for phone and email information.

Rev Drew Tweedy – Team Rector

Drew Tweedy

Our Team Rector, Rev Drew Tweedy, joined the Benefice of Carterton & Brize Norton on  5 August 2019. Drew’s interests include music (he plays guitar, ukulele and keyboard), and sport (especially rugby league, football and cricket), he is passionate about protecting the environment and serving the benefice through an inclusive church.

Rev Ian Howard – Team Vicar

Ian, our Team Vicar, is currently on long-term sick leave.  Ian taught French and German before feeling called to serve God as an ordained minister. Ian was licensed on April 27 2020. 

Rev Barry Hanson – Associate Priest

Barry  joins us as a part-time Associate Preist.  He moved here from Australia as an adventure many years ago, and has enjoyed himself so much that he’s stayed on! Previously, Barry worked as an IT teacher/Head of Department in secondary education. 

Rev Katie Welborn

Katie joined us in July 2022 as Assistant Curate. Prior to ministry, Katie was a marine biologist and secondary school science teacher. She is a wild swimmer, and enjoys sewing and Lego. Katie is also Chaplain to the Brize Norton Air Cadets. She is currently on maternity leave, having given birth to the lovely Jesse, but will be re-joining us, part-time, in December.

Mrs Lyndsay Baker – Licensed Lay Minister

Lyndsay is a Licensed Lay Minister.  Having retired from a career in midwifery, Lyndsay has dedicated her time to serving at ​St John’s and St Britius.  She is passionate about leading and encouraging prayer in creative ways, and also enjoys helping others to explore where God is currently working in their lives, as a trained Spiritual Director.  

Mrs Billie Tweedy – Licensed Lay Minister

Billie has joined the ministry team as a Licensed Lay Minister and has a particular responsibility for baptisms and Eco Church.  Billie loves meeting new people and getting to know them. She lives with MS and has reduced mobility; this has given her a greater awareness of the needs of those who may be marginalised by society.

Mrs Carol Howard – Licensed Lay Minister

Carol joined the ministry team as an LLM in 2022.  Carol leads the Pastoral Care Team and is part of the team running INSPIRE.

Mr Gary Long – Children & Families Minister

Gary is our Children and Families Worker. He was commissioned on April 27 2020. He is passionate about bringing the good news of God’s love to everyone, but especially reaching out to the young at heart. He also has a great collection of extreme shirts!

Wend Smith – Assistant Children and Families Minister

Wend came to faith as a child at St John’s and last summer recommitted her baptism vows in a full immersion ceremony. Wend is passionate about establishing a fully inclusive, loving community both within the church and in society. She cares deeply about protecting the environment and loves her dogs. She describes herself as a slightly crazy nerd!

Ms Alison Brown – Churchwarden

Alison has been a member of St John’s for just over 10 years. She works in Oxford as a nurse and caring for people is at the heart of what she does. In 2017 God called her to join a mission group to Zambia, to a remote hospital, with a team of two other nurses, where she was able to offer help and support.

Mr Allister Holt – Churchwarden

​Allister is joined by Alison as Churchwarden this year.  Allister had a long career serving in the Fire Service, and moved with his family to Carterton in 2017 and has served as Churchwarden for a year. 

Mrs Linda Wooloff – PCC Secretary

Linda Wooloff

Linda looks after all the background administration for the PCC, bookings and notice sheets.