Meet The Team

 

Our Rector

I’m Mike Keirle and I have been Rector since 2003.  I am married to Emma and we have two children, James and Sarah.

Originally from St. Albans, I worked in agricultural research at Rothamsted Experimental Station in Harpenden and then with homeless people in Leeds before training for ministry in Bristol.

I served my Curacy in Orpington and went on to be Rector of St. Paul’s, Marlborough in Harare, Zimbabwe until I returned to the UK in 1995.   I now help with the Charity that our Church is linked with in Kenya, IcFEM (see our mission page)

Before moving to Guernsey, I was Rector of Keston Parish Church in Kent.  Since moving to the Channel Islands, I have developed a passion for sea kayaking and scallops!  I enjoy photography, mineral collecting and I’m on the Channel Island Air Search Crew and I play the piano accordion.

I’m also Chaplain to Guernsey Airport and I am Vice Dean of the Deanery of Guernsey.  I shall be leaving Guernsey in July to take up the post of Dean of Jersey

 

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 have a market garden project and work closely with other agencies such as the probation and community service agencies and Guernsey Prison.

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 Syndo. 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 have just been selected for ordination and am in my first year of training through St. Augustine’s School of Theology.

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson is a Licensed Lay Minister.

 

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 help to run our Messy Church work.


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