Meet Our Team

Revd Peter Ackroyd
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Peter became the Vicar of St Mary’s in 2002, when he moved to the village from London with his wife JoJo and their children Lucy, Alastair and Tom. 




Revd Phillip Young
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Revd Shaun Atkins
Associate Minister

Until recently Shaun was Chaplain at Bedford School, having served previously in parishes in Barnet, Fulham and Oxford. He is married to Anne, and they have four adult children and one teenager. 


Phillip has recently arrived in Wootton from Cambridge, where he trained for ministry after a career in the City.  He is married to Louise and they have two sons, Teddy and Wilfie.


Anthony Hall
Church Warden
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Ant has been Church Warden since April 2017 and has been a member of St Mary’s since 2016. He is married to Jane and has four grown up children.




Emma Hearn
Youth & Children's Worker

Emma grew up in Wootton and moved back in 2011. She is married and has two young children. Emma began her role as Youth and Children's Worker at St. Mary's in 2019.




Hazel Sanders
Church Warden
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Hazel has been Church Warden for several years.  She is married to Martin and has two teenage girls, Holly and Charlotte.  In her free time she likes to walk her dog and eat nice food!



Diane Murray
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Diane has worked at St Mary’s as Administrator since 2003 and is also a Growth Group Leader. She is married with two grown up daughters.