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 Howard

Ian, our Team Vicar, also works part-time as Chaplain to Cokethorpe School. Ian taught French and German before feeling called to serve God as an ordained minister. Ian was licensed on April 27 2020. 


Rev’d Stephen Bessent – Associate Priest

Stephen Bessent

Stephen recently retired and moved to Carterton after many years in parish ministry.  He joined the ministry team and takes services in both our benefice churches, St Britius and St John’s. He is a keen follower of cricket, particularly Gloucestershire County Cricket.


Mrs Lyndsay Baker – Licensed Lay Minister

Lyndsay Baker

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 takes a particular responsibility for baptisms 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 Tweedy

Billie has joined the ministry team as a Licensed Lay Minister and leads our lay team of pastoral carers.  Billie loves meeting new people and getting to know them.  She enjoys photography, going to the theatre and reading.  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.


Mr Gary Long – Children & Families Worker

Gary Long

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!

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 Holt

​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.