Who’s who

Here are just some of the people who make church happen. Email addresses are all @stleonardslexden.org.uk or you can use the Contact form on the Contact and Directions page. If you prefer to telephone, the Parish office is 07582 442682.

Priest in Charge
Rev’d Matt Simpkins
email = matt@
The Rectory,
2 Wroxham Close, Lexden CO3 3RQ
(01206) 577392

Viv MendhamAssistant Curate
Rev’d Viv Mendham
email = viv@
Jacquie Messinger Assistant Curate
Rev’d Jacquie Messinger
email = jacquie@
07886 468596
Maggie Whiteman Assistant Curate
Rev’d Maggie Whiteman
email = maggie@
Canon Hugh Beavan Hon. Assistant Priest
Rev’d Canon Hugh Beavan
email = hugh@
Pauline Jarvis Reader with Permission to Officiate
Pauline Jarvis
email = pauline@
Rosemary EldenReader with Permission to Officiate
Rosemary Elden
email = rosemary@
David Watkins Churchwarden
David Watkins
email = davidw@
(01206) 861250
Esther HeptonstallChurchwarden
Esther Heptonstall
email = esther@
(01206) 767666
Peter Hinchcliffe Churchwarden Assistant
Peter Hinchcliffe
email = peterhin@
Beverley KettellChurchwarden Assistant
Beverley Kettell
email = bev@


Margaret Smith Lay Pastoral Assistant &

Margaret Smith
email = margaret@
(01206) 547803
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Julie Hinchcliffe
email = safeguarding@
(01206) 562973
Youth & Families Worker
email = youthworker@
Lynne SaintParish Administrator
Lynne Saint
email = admin@
St Leonard’s Church
Lexden Road Colchester
CO3 4BL (Parish office)
07582 442682
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email = magazine@
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