Church Leadership

Please find below some information about our Ministers and Deacons


Simon Hudson (Senior Pastor): Simon has been the pastor here since 2011. He is married to Lynda and they have three children.


Esther Mason (Minister-in-Training): Esther, along with husband Phil and their three children, has been part of WBC for many years. In September 2014 the church affirmed her call to train for pastoral ministry and a year later she was inducted as our Minister-in-Training.

Rachel Tole   Rachel Tole (Church Secretary): Rachel works for the Baptist Union and is the author of "Nothing Spiritual about Chaos" - a book about church administration. She, and husband David, joined WBC in 2007 following a move from Nottingham. They have two grown-up children who live in Liverpool and San Francisco.  
Nick Chancellor   Nick Chancellor (Deacon overseeing communication): Nick has been a member of WBC since 2011 and became a Deacon in 2014. He is married to Rachel and commutes to church from the nearby village of Blewbury.
George Levy   George Levy (Deacon responsible for building and fabric issues): George is married to Kathryn with three children. His day job is concerned with creating mathematical models to estimate energy risk - including wind and solar. Hobbies include history, science and DIY.
Connor Mulholland 2   Connor Mulholland (Deacon overseeing Life-Groups): Connor and his wife Sandra moved here from Belfast in 2011. He served with BMS World Mission in the late 1960s, is a retired Medic and fan of Tom Wright. Concerns: People, the Persecuted Church and the Planet.
Gale Parlett 2  

Gale Parlett (Deacon overseeing hospitality): Gale is a wife, mother and grandmother who was born in Eire. She came to faith aged 18 and was baptised in Germany whilst serving in a military hospital. She has been a member of WBC for over 30 years and her passions are "prayer and to see God's people reach their full potential in him."

Zoe   Zoe Whitmarsh (Deacon looking after membership administration): Zoe has been a deacon at WBC since 2014.She runs the Tuesday Morning Toddler Group and helps with the Youth Life Group (among other things).She is a full-time Mum with two little girls and loves organising things - a skill put to good use in the church!