Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Gosfield

Rev'd Katie de Bourcier, the Team Rector

Rev'd Katie de Bourcier, Team Rector

I'm Katie, the lead minister at St Andrew's Church, Halstead. I also oversee the wider Halstead Area Team of churches, which is comprised of Halstead and nine surrounding village parishes.

I was ordained in 2012 after 17 years working as a civil servant in the Ministry of Defence, based in London and in Essex. I spent my curacy (my first post as an ordained minister) in Great Baddow in Chelmsford. I was delighted in 2015 to be appointed to this role in Halstead, as I had previously lived in Braintree and so north Essex feels very much like home territory to me.

I love being at St Andrew’s because it’s a church community made up of many different people, at different stages of their journey of faith, seeking to care for each other and to grow closer to God. I am energised by the fact that as a church we have a vision to reach out to all in our town, showing Jesus’ love in all the ways that we can. I value the diversity of our worship styles, and I enjoy the fun we have together.

Beyond my ministerial role, I love to spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors – and whenever I get the chance I head off to the stables to ride my dressage horse, Toby.

You can contact me at [email protected] or on 01787 478471 to find out more about the Christian faith; to enquire about our services; or – well, people contact me about almost anything, so whatever your question, feel free to get in touch.