Some people at Avening Church

Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) - Derrick Pierce

Having served as a member of the Parochial Church Council and Church Warden

of St. Mary's Church, Kingswood for a number of years, and following three years

training at the Gloucester School of Ministry (WEMTC), Derrick was licensed as

the Lay Reader in that Benefice in 1995. When Derrick and his wife moved to

Somerset to take over a Post Office and General Store his licence was transferred

to The Bath and Wells Diocese.

In 2004, Derrick and his wife moved to Avening, and we at Holy Cross Church,

We are very fortunate that Derrick agreed to transfer his licence back to the

Gloucester Diocese, where he now serves the Avening and Cherington Benefice.

Derrick can be contacted on 01453 835090 or email [email protected] 

Church Wardens: 

Mrs Elizabeth Buchanan Tel. 01453 833016

Mrs Stephanie Hamilton email [email protected] 


Mrs. Diane Martin email [email protected]

PCC Secretary: 

Mrs Stephanie Hamilton email [email protected]