The Reverend Anthony Lees-Smith is Vicar of Evington. Anthony came to St Denys in 2012 from a parish in Cambridge, but has local roots in the county. Having grown up in Mountsorrel, he studied Italian and French at Cambridge, spending a year with the Anglican Chaplain in Rome where he began to explore his vocation to ordained ministry. After a brief spell as an accountant in Oxford, he retrained as a primary school teacher and taught for several years in a large city-centre school in Peterborough. He studied theology in Durham for three years and then in 2009 went back to Ely Diocese to be ordained and take up a post at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Arbury, North Cambridge. Anthony is married to Wendy and they have two daughters, Erica and Hilary. He is also a member of the country’s only fully ordained singing ensemble, Octave.
The Reverend Liz Wilson is our Assistant Curate. Liz was ordained in June 2014.
Liz’s last service at St Denys was on Sunday 29th October. She will be licensed as part-time Team Vicar at St Peter’s Oadby on Tuesday 28th November. She is also part-time chaplain to Leicester Grammar School.
Liz Wilson is our Assistant Curate, and she joined us in June 2014. Liz formally worked for Leicester City Council in the Arts and Museum service as Managing Curator at New Walk Museum. She was rather surprised to be called to ordained ministry as loved working in Museums, but has discovered she loves working as a Curate even more! Liz trained for ordination at St John’s College in Nottingham and is also a trustee of The Ruach Trust a small Christian charity working with disaffected young men. Liz originally hails from Wales, so her favourite hymn is ‘Guide me O thou great Redeemer’ which she prefers to sing with a pint, in the pub, while watching the rugby.
The Reverend Robin Hay is our Part-time Assistant Curate. Rob was ordained deacon in June 2017
Rob Hay is married to Sarah and is Dad to Tom & Jacob. He is an NSM (part-time) curate at St Denys. Rob has been in full-time Christian ministry for the last 20 years, initially as a missionary in Nepal, Asia, with Sarah and for the last 15 years as lecturer and then Principal of a theological college (Redcliffe College – see www.redcliffe.ac.uk for more info), but Rob says he has lots to learn about parish life!
In his day job, he works for the Diocese of Leicester as Head of Learning and Ministry Development. Sarah is HR Manager for European Christian Mission and provides pastoral care to all the missionaries across Europe. Just like Anthony, they have a black cocker spaniel called Max who is the fifth member of the family!
Geraldine Moulden is our Lay Reader.
Elizabeth Rudge is our Church Administrator. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Mitchell and Ann Bennett are our Churchwardens. They can be contacted at email@example.com