Mark profile

Rev. Mark McCaghrey

Mark grew up in rural Norfolk before being ordained in Surrey in 1994. Before coming to lead the Mattishall and Tudd Valley Benefice in 2012 he was Vicar of St. Andrew’s, Lowestoft for fifteen years. Mark is married to Fiona, who is a teacher with a vocation for working with children with special needs, and together they have four children. They now have two grandchildren as well. Mark has a particular interest in Luke chapter 15 and its meaning for the contemporary church.

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Sally profile

Rev. Sally Thurgill

I was ordained as an Ordained Local Minister in 2002. Although I lead services throughout the benefice, I focus my ministry on the smaller churches of the benefice. I am passionate about prayer and helping young people to learn more about the Bible and Jesus and our links with our local school are very important to me.

I have lived all of my life in Norfolk. Home is in Yaxham with husband Colin, who is a local builder, and our two dogs Anser and Lily. We have a son and daughter, both married and we now have three grandchildren who bring us great joy.

Tori profile

Rev. Tori Venmore-Rowland

I grew up in Norfolk and despite escaping a few times I’m always called back. I spent ten years working in the Royal Air Force as a Weapons Technician, until I felt that God had a different purpose for my life. I left to train for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon, was ordained Deacon in 2021 and Priest in 2022. I served half my curacy in the benefice of Swaffham and Sporle and have now moved to conclude my training here in the Mattishall and Tudd Valley Benefice. Along with me and supporting me are my fantastic husband, Luke, our children, Cora, Lexi, and John. Also, our cat, Dewsbury and a venerable Cavalier King Charles called Titus. 

Jackie profile

Mrs. Jackie Clay

I started attending ASM (All Saints', Mattishall) in 2002 when my daughter was invited along to children’s church by a friend from school. I joined an Alpha Course some months later, feeling somewhat sceptical and a little scared that ‘they’ might try to brainwash me, to be honest. As it turned out, it was to be life-changing for me in a way I could never have foreseen.

I began to train as a Licensed Minister, having felt a very unexpected call to preach, teach and pastor and was licensed in 2009.

I am blessed with a wonderful husband Steve, two daughters and two step-daughters and two grandsons all of whom I adore. Jesus is absolutely central in my life and was the missing piece of the jigsaw for me for many years. I am just very, very thankful.

Alan profile

Mr. Alan Cossey

I became a Christian while studying Natural Sciences at university when I was dragged along to a discussion group by a friend. A turning point came when we looked at what happened the first Good Friday and Easter Day. Eventually I found it took more "faith" to believe that Jesus was not who he claimed to be than accept his claims about himself. Rather falteringly, I started out on what has become a life of following Jesus Christ. I became a Licensed Lay Minister (aka LLM, aka Reader) in 2013 and, amongst other things, look after the home groups in the benefice. I was one of the churchwardens at All Saints, Mattishall, for some years, but am now aiming to concentrate on some other areas of church life, e.g.  "Who Let The Dads Out?" (our dads and kiddies group, which runs once a month) and some other, more specific LLM-related areas..

I was born in Hellesdon near Norwich and, apart from a gap year and university, have lived and worked in Norfolk all my life, working for a chemical company for 24 years and, since then, running my own (one man) business in IT.

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Jackie profile

Mrs. Jackie Crisp

I was licensed in 2013 and had a brilliant day at the Cathedral with my fellow candidates, family and supporters.

Until 2022 I was in a full time job but left to look after an expanding family, now two grandchildren and two Mothers and work more within the church.  My life has settled into a good routine and the change is jobs has brought much joy to myself and my husband, for which I give thanks to God.

Mel profile

Mrs. Mel Stevenson

I was licensed as a Lay Minister ( Reader) in September 2017. I lived in Mattishall for 19 years before recently moving out of the Benefice. However I still feel called to minister in the Mattishall and Tudd Valley group of churches. I also work in Mattishall and help to run a voluntary group in the village. I have two grown up children and live with my husband, an elderly cat and a mad rabbit!


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