Church of England Diocese of Oxford Basildon

New Vicar for the Benefice

15 Nov 2020, 4:15 p.m.

We are delighted to announce that Reverend Grant Fensome is joining us as our new Vicar early in 2021. He will be licensed by the Bishop of Reading on Tuesday 2nd February. We will circulate more information about his licensing in due course.

Grant is currently Curate in the Parish of Broxbourne with Wormley in Hertfordshire and is very excited at the prospect of his ministry with us. He is married to Naomi and has a young daughter Bethany who will be going to Sparklers Preschool in Basildon. They plan to move into the Vicarage during January.

Please join us in giving them a big welcome!

Ministry Team and PCCs of Basildon, Aldworth and Ashampstead   15th  November 2020 

Message from Grant:

Hello everybody, I wished to send a quick message to you all on this exciting day. My family and I can’t wait to come and join you in the New Year. We are looking forward to getting to know you all, but in the meantime here is a little flavour of Fensome life.

I was ordained in 2017, following my training at Trinity College, Bristol. Before my journey into ordained ministry, I was a Transport and Sales Manager in the haulage industry. For the past three and a half years I have thoroughly enjoyed serving my curacy in Broxbourne and Wormley, Hertfordshire.

I am married to Naomi, who was a youth and children’s minister before we had our daughter. We have an enthusiastic three year old called Bethany who is keen to befriend you all.

While I enjoy watching (and playing if I can) most sports, Naomi is more inclined to spend her spare time doing something creative. Together, we love nothing more than spending time with family and friends - no doubt you will get to meet some of them soon too. We also spend time worshipping and creating music together as a family, sometimes tuneful, often not!

We are looking forward to sharing some great adventures with you, as the Lord leads us. We will be praying for you all over the next few weeks, and eagerly await meeting you in due course.

With love and blessings,
Grant, Naomi and Bethany

The Revd Grant Fensome
Curate - Broxbourne with Wormley