Priests In Charge

Rev R W Bell        1932-1933

Rt Rev J I Wedgwood 1933-1950

Rev G N Stephenson 1950-1964

Rev A R Hemstead 1964-1965

Rev S Stakesby-Lewis 1965-1973

Rev P J Loveday 1973-1974

Rev K G X Tingay 1974-1979

Rev J McGlashan 1979-1991

Group Ministry      1991-1998

Rev J McGlashan 1998-2005

Group Ministry      2005-2013

Very Rev R B Bayly 2013-


A Prayer For The Earth.

Lord, You have given us this beautiful world to enjoy and to care for.

From its vast, majestic wonders to the most delicate of its creatures we can see the work of Your hands.

It truly is a priceless gift.

Help us to treat it with the concern and reverence that Your creation deserves.



A Memory of Bishop Wedgwood


Philip Burgess (written in 2001)

As I am not a Liberal Catholic, I did not see as much of him as many others. But as I was a frequent visitor to Tekels Park I did know him slightly. At that time (late 1940’s) he was an old man and I was in my early thirties.

He was a very pleasant person to speak to, but towards the end he had occasional lapses of memory to the extent that during a conversation he would stop in mid-sentence, look blank and ask you what he was saying. When prompted he would soon pick up the thread again.

Clearly this meant that he was unwilling to conduct Church services on his own, but when I attended as a visitor I observed that he had another priest with him (I don’t remember his name) to cover the gaps when his memory went. It only happened once on that occasion and all passed smoothly and very tactfully.

In general, I would say that Bishop Wedgwood had a quiet sense of humour. For example, one hot sunny day the Theosophical Society had a day seminar of the sort where Members brought their own food and ate it on the lawn behind Dormy House* dining room - the dining room was smaller then, it has been extended since.

The Bishop was sitting on a low stool with his back leaning against the wall of Dormy House - he could easily have eaten at home but he chose to be with everyone else. As I walked past he was opening a paper package and said, “Do you know the esotericism of this parcel?” Of course I expected something profound but he just said, “This is my lunch.” - and that is a fair example of his type of humour.

To sum up, I found him to be a good, kindly man and a real Christian.


the old name for the Guest House

Bishop J I Wedgwood outside his house at Tekels Park (1948)