Parish of South Gillingham

We have four churches in our Parish: All Saints at Hempstead, St Matthew's in Wigmore, St Paul's in Parkwood and St Peter's in Bredhurst.

Please note that from January 2023 all four churches will have their main Sunday service at 10.30am - details of which type of service is each week in a particular church will be on the church pages linked below. 

Over the years our four churches have developed their own unique approach which enriches our Worship and gives people living in the Parish greater choice. We share common ministries and activities. Details of what is coming up can be found on the pages below:

All Saints at Hempstead      -     A Church Near You Page / Facebook page

St Matthew's in Wigmore    -     A Church Near You Page / Facebook page

St Paul's in Parkwood          -     A Church Near You Page / Facebook page

St Peter's in Bredhurst        -     A Church Near You Page / Facebook page


The Parish of South Gillingham - building community, nurturing faith, and growing disciples of Jesus Christ.


Who are we?

The South Gillingham Team Ministry was established in 1990. Clergy and Lay Ministers work together with the Team Rector throughout the parish.


Rev Canon Brian Senior, Team Rector

Address: The Rectory, 4 Drewery Drive, Wigmore ME8 ONX

Telephone: 01634 231071

Email: [email protected]
Unavailable Friday


Rev Pat Dickin, Team Vicar

Telephone: 01634 379667

Email: [email protected]


Sue Jelfs, Focal Minister

Telephone: 07889 960062

Email: [email protected]


Rev William Davie

Telephone: 01634 239538

Email: [email protected]


How Our Team Ministry Works

The Team Rector leads the Team Ministry and is chairperson of the Parochial Church Council (PCC). Each Church has its own District Church Council (DCC) which reports to the PCC. The Rector leads the Parish in its mission and ministry.


Vivien Fuller and Janey Sayer are our lovely Parish Administration Team

Telephone: 01634 231736 (There is an answerphone if the ladies are unable to pick up, so do leave a message and your number they will call you back.)

Email: [email protected]

You can give them a call to find out more about Weddings, Baptisms, and other general matters. The Parish Office is open: 

Monday          9:00- 1.00pm

Tuesday          9.00am - 1.00pm

Wednesday    9.00am - 1.00pm 

Thursday        9.00am - 1.00pm

Friday              9.00am - 1.00pm

If you are looking for information on how to book St. Matthew's Community Centre, please call 01634 235507.

Churches in Benefice