The Revd. Dr Brian Shand has been Vicar of All Saints since 2001. Originally a modern linguist, he was a university and school teacher and also worked in Public Relations before training for the ordained ministry. Subsequently, he provided the vision for the innovatory ‘Nave’ Christian arts centre in Uxbridge and was Religious Programmes Producer at BBC Radio Surrey on behalf of the Diocese of Guildford. In 1994 Brian became Vicar of All Saints Weston Green where he remained for six years.
Brian has combined his ministry in Witley with training as a group analytic psychotherapist. Among his other interests are astronomy, history, painting, tennis, aircraft and cars.
Brian is keen to welcome and create dialogue with people who have not had much experience of Christianity or churchgoing and also to educate and deepen the faith of more committed church members. He also wants All Saints to be a place where people of all ages can mix.'Ann spent a number of happy years in the Guide Movement as Guider and Commissioner and in the Trefoil Guild. In 1995 she became President of the Mothers Union for Guildford Diocese for 6 years and followed that with 6 years as a General Trustee for the Mothers Union. This world-wide position was a challenging and exciting time giving Ann a wide vision of the needs and cares in the world, while being concerned at All Saints with local and parish needs.
The Revd. Ann Fraser has been in the parish since 2001, first as Reader and now as an Ordained Local Minister, which means she is an Assistant Curate for Witley and will stay at Witley.
Ann and her husband, Richard, moved here from Thames Ditton from the house where they had raised their 6 children.
Ann trained as a nurse and worked at the Home of Compassion – a Nursing Home in Thames Ditton, for many years and retains a connection there as a Trustee. She also worked for the local health authority in Family Planning.
Ann spent a number of happy years in the Guide Movement as Guider and Commissioner and in the Trefoil Guild. In 1995 she became President of the Mothers Union for Guildford Diocese for 6 years and followed that with 6 years as a General Trustee for the Mothers Union. This world-wide position was a challenging and exciting time giving Ann a wide vision of the needs and cares in the world, while being concerned at All Saints with local and parish needs.
For relaxation Ann enjoys spending time with her large family, including ten grandchildren.
We have an excellent team at All Saints.
The centre of all that happens is the Office where Penny Osborn our Parish Administrator can be found every morning except Monday from 10 – 1.30pm. Penny has a nursing background, a husband, two teenagers and a dog, so she is the fount of all knowledge. Penny will be able to answer questions about forthcoming events, occasional offices, magazine advertising and much more, just call in to the office in the Vicarage when she’s there, ring 01428-681872 or email email@example.com
Along with the clergy (Brian Shand and Ann Fraser), there are our two elected senior lay people who serve as churchwardens: Lynn Gallant and Philip Parrott.
The governing body of the church is called the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and comprises of the following elected members: Richard Bacon, David Burrows, Elvie Carpenter, Anne Chant (Secretary), Tony Chant, Joy Cheatle, Sally Crathern, Richard Fraser, Lynn Gallant, Elizabeth Gibbs, Janet Ingram, Jennifer Knight, Philip Lewis, Philip Parrott, Brenda Rounce, and Austin Torrington.
Assisting the clergy with their ministry are our Pastoral Assistants Joy Cheatle, Elizabeth Gibbs, Valerie Herring, and Pauline Yates.
The Young Saints leaders, Choir, Bellringers, Little Saints leaders, church cleaners, flower arrangers and all those who assist in the services week by week are also an important part of the team which keeps All Saints Church serving the community.