The position of Rector is currently vacant. Our previous Rector, Mike Keirle, served St Martin’s Church for 14 years before leaving in July 2017 to take up the post of Dean of Jersey.
The Very Reverend John Guille is kindly taking the majority of services during the interregnum (the period until a new Rector joins St Martin’s Church).
Our Honorary Assistant Curate
I have been Assistant Priest at St. Martin’s Parish Church since 1996. As a child I was brought up in the Parish. I am husband to Sue, a teacher and father of three grown up children, Amy, Rosie and Dave, who all live in London.
I am currently working on developing the Caritas Charity, which works with young people in difficulty in the Island We work closely with other agencies such as the probation and community service agencies and Guernsey Prison and we run a café in St. Peter Port.
I enjoy making pilgrimages to remote places and do so by foot, bike, hitching, swimming or other creative ways. Cycling, swimming and lying down are some of my favourite activities.
Our People’s Churchwarden
Hello, I’m Vic Martin, People’s Churchwarden since 2004 and part of my job is looking after the fabric of the Church and Rectory on behalf of the parishioners of St. Martin’s, who own the buildings. I have attended St Martin’s Church all my life and take part in many duties within our church.
I am married to Joyce and have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. Now that I am retired, having worked as a carpenter in the building trade, I now have more time to enjoy our garden, and having the occasional holiday.
Our Rector’s Churchwarden
My name is Dave Hughes and I became Rector’s Warden in 2007, having worshipped at St. Martin’s since 1986. I am married to Chris, who is a children’s group leader and our safeguarding officer, and we have six grown up children of our own and six grandchildren.
Originally from Birmingham, I trained in health service management in the north east of England and retired in 2010 from the post of Chief Officer of the Guernsey Health and Social Services Department.
I am a member of the Deanery Synod, Standing Committee and Finance Sub-committee and I am also on Diocesan Synod. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, walking and family history research.
Our Licensed Lay Minister/Ordinand
My name is Bev Hervé and I have been a Readers since my Licensing in October 2014. I am married to Pierre and have two children of my own and four step children. Originally from Somerset, I moved to Guernsey in 2003. I am a Registered Nurse and currently work in a local care home. I enjoy swimming, walking and spending time with my family and friends. I am training for ordination through St. Augustine’s School of Theology and am now in my second year of training.
My name is Martin Wilson. I am a Licensed Lay Minister who was the first ever Lay Reader licensed by the Royal Air Force in 2001, at the same time I was also licensed by Oxford Diocese. On leaving the Air Force in 2002 and moving to East Sussex, I was licensed by Chichester Diocese for work in Peacehaven. Since moving to Guernsey in 2013 I have been licensed to the Deanery and whilst based at St Martin’s I have been helping out in other parishes as required. I am married to Hilary and both of us sing in the choir and I play bass in the church band. We have 2 adult children who live in the UK. I work for the Health and Social Services of the States of Guernsey as a Health and Safety Officer. My interests include music – I play bass in a local band “The Ketones”; I enjoy reading, walking, holidaying and am an avid sports fan and can be found down at Footes Lane watching Guernsey FC whenever possible.
Our Youth Worker
Hello, I’m Kate Hatton and I am a Church Army Evangelist and St. Martin’s Church Youth worker. I have been on the Island since September 2014, when we moved from Wellington, near Telford. I am married to Tim, have three grown up sons and I work in the local community, with our local primary school and with the children of the parish. As well as helping out at our weekly events for young people and their families, I run holiday clubs and our Messy Church work.