People Page

 Vicar - Revd Simon Newham



Revd Alan Graham - Assistant Clergy

Alan came into this Diocese of Winchester in1974 and has served in a number of rural parishes.He is married to Wendy, and they retired to Brockenhurst in 2002. They enjoy the Forest and their garden.

 Revd Canon Diane Webster -  Assistant Clergy

 Diane came to Brockenhurst in 2010 when Diane retired as  Vicar of Burley after 11 years there. She comes originally from Hertfordshire and has three children  and nine grandchildren. Since retiring, she enjoys singing with Voices of the Forest, walking in the forest and gardening.

 Revd Francis Cumberlege - Assistant Clergy

Francis was ordained in 1966. He spent 10 years in Papua New Guinea was rector of Hastings Old Town where he met and married Tina. For 14 years they ministered in Tunbridge Wells and then he was vicar of Brockenhurst until 2006.  Now in retirement he enjoys a round of golf and is learning Italian.


 Tony Foulger - Licensed Lay Minister

 Tony is retired and has lived in Brockenhurst since 1964 although for some 40 years Tony worked overseas in  developing countries. He is married and has two children.
Tony has been a 'Licensed Lay Minister' in the Church since 1957.


Tina Cumberlege - Licensed Lay Minister

Tina is married to Francis. Her faith was transformed by the Holy Spirit during a working holiday in Rwanda and Uganda, where she was re-vamping hospital laboratories. She now works as a surgery chaplain in a local GP’s surgery.  Her love of cooking has proved very beneficial in their parish ministries together.


   John Pearson - Licensed Lay Minister     

John has been part of our church community since 2005 and was licensed as a lay minister in 2019. John has one daughter and enjoys playing the flute, sailing, cycling and photography.


Ros Dennison - Church Warden

Originally from Stretford, Manchester she came to the New Forest from Omagh, Northern Ireland where she lived through the 1970s. She has two sons and six grandchildren. Ros was a teacher for 39 years and is now busy with Church activities, singing, chickens and the garden - and visiting family in NY.


                    Alan Wright - Church Warden

 Alan is married to Jean (Spotlight Editor)  They moved to Brockenhurst in 2008  after he retired and they had got their son off their financial hands. He is a grandfather and a keen, but insufficiently frequent, golfer,and remains a life-long supporter of Arsenal FC.


                   Reuben Humphreys - Youth and Children's Worker

 Reuben has been in Brockenhurst for one year! He is very excited to continue his adventures in Brockenhurst. He enjoys playing board games, watching films, going for runs and attending music festivals.



                Sharon Dibden - Parish Administrator

 Sharon is married to Pete and has two grown up children and a granddaughter. She has enjoyed living in the New  Forest for  many years. She has been involved in many local community and fund raising activities over this time. She enjoys the cinema, reading and messing about on the water.


 Lesley Munt - Parish Administrator

Lesley lives in East Boldre, having moved from Brockenhurst, is married to Bill , has three children, four grandchildren and a lively cocker spaniel. She enjoys the outdoor life - sailing, caravanning, gardening and walking but also enjoys indoor hobbies, sewing, knitting, crochet and baking. She is a founder member of the current Mothers' Union branch in Brockenhurst and also the Wednesday Lunch Club and has enjoyed administration work for the church under 4 vicars - she is jokingly known as "Queen of the Rotas".                


Jean Wright - Spotlight Editor 

Jean is married to Alan and has one grown up son and a grandson. She produces the weekly news sheet, called Spotlight.She enjoys walking in the New Forest.