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Who’s Who

The Ministry Team is led by the Team Rector, Revd Stephen Griffiths, who also looks after the parishes of Oakham and Langham. The northern villages of Whissendine, Teigh, Ashwell and Market Overton are looked after by one Team Vicar, Revd Deborah Marsh, and the southern villages of Braunston, Brooke, Hambleton and Egleton are in care of the other Team Vicar, Revd Chris Rattenberry. We are being joined by Mr Simon Aley who is our new authorised minister, he will be ordained as curate in the Oakham Team on 26th September.

Five Readers operate across the Team churches – Mr David Pattinson, Mr David Perril, Mr Alan Rudge, Mr Michael Ellard and Mr Vyv Wainwright, and the Ministry Team is completed by Authorised Lay Ministers Mrs Gail Rudge, Mrs Madeleine Morris, and Mrs Liz Nicholls.

The Director of Music, Mr Kevin Slingsby, runs the music at Oakham and oversees music at the other Team churches, including the joint Team Choir Laudamus.

Our Team Administrator Mrs Janine Weaver, is based at the Team Office at Oakham Church. Please check the Team Office page for up to date opening hours.

Mrs Liz Needham is our Parishes Support Officer and can be contacted via the contacts page and the Team Office.

Revd Stephen Griffiths

Revd Stephen Griffiths took up the post of Team Rector in September 2018. He was previously Team Rector of the Cherwell Valley Benefice and the Rural Dean of Bicester and Islip in the Diocese of Oxford. He is married to Cally, and they have two young children, Jonathan and Alexander. Stephen grew up in south…

Revd Deborah Marsh

Deborah was appointed in 2018, having previously served as Assistant Curate in the Living Brook Benefice (hardingstone, Piddington with Horton and Quinton and Preston Deanery), and she lives in the Rectory at Whissendine with her husband Gary. She is no stranger to the Oakham Team however, having previously served within it as Reader and Parish…

Mr Simon Aley

Simon is due to be ordained as Assistant Curate to the Oakham Team Ministry later this year. He has lived in Manton for over 20 years, having moved to Rutland as the first Legal Director of the new Rutland Unitary Council in 1997 and has practised as a solicitor for almost 35 years. Simon, who…

Mr Kevin Slingsby

Kevin Slingsby was appointed as Director of Music at All Saints Oakham in 2005 when he also took up a teaching post at Oakham School. He has previously held various organist, director of music and assistant posts in London, Durham, High Wycombe and Harrogate.