The Team

Revd Rod Symmons

Interim Minister
email: Rod
0781 130 2421

David Thornley

Church Warden

Sue Jonathan

Church Warden

Dave Barter

Church Administrator
E-mail Dave
0117 931 2304

Ministry Team:

Murray Hepburn

Murray is a licensed lay minister in our neighbouring parish of St. Michael’s, Stoke Gifford, but has been seconded from there to support our ministry during the incumbent vacancy. He has assisted by leading services and preaching. He is married to Annie, who has a ministry as a spiritual director and has also played an active part in involvement with Christ the King during this period, not least as part of the music group. Murray currently works full-time as an engineer but is due to retire later this year.

Mark Mitchell

Mark is a Licensed Lay Minister and has been part of the church family at Christ the King Church for 16 years where he takes an active role in leading and preaching and has been instrumental in enabling live streaming of services during the pandemic. He and his wife Katy have three adult children and one grandchild, and he works full time as an Aerospace Engineer

 Steve Smith 

Steve is ordained with PTO and was the first vicar of Christ the King, but retired from that role on health grounds. Steve and his wife Liz then left Christ the King but returned at the invitation of the then vicar when their son was diagnosed with leukaemia. Before he retired, Steve worked part time for 11 years as volunteer coordinator for what became inHope, a charity supporting homeless and other disadvantaged people.

  Stephanie Hayton

We are delighted that Stephanie, the Adviser for Lay Ministry and Warden of Readers for the Diocese of Bristol, has recently joined us at Christ the King.

While not formally a member of our Ministry Team as she is often visiting other churches on a Sunday, she contributes regularly to our preaching.

Worship Leaders:

Issy Ford
Pat Barter

SWYM Youth & Children’s Trainee

Jess Ford

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Sue Cale

Church Council:

PCC & DCC Member:
Sue Cale

PCC & DCC member:
David Thornley
(Warden)

DCC member:
Mark Mitchell

DCC member :
Issy Ford

PCC & DCC member:
Sue Jonathan
(Warden)

DCC member:
Alistair Jenkins

Deanery Synod member: 
Colin Wilkins

DCC member:
Andy North (Secretary)

DCC member:
Philip Cale
(Treasurer)

DCC member:
Colin Silvester