Reverend Daniel Foot arrived in Guernsey with his family in the summer of 2018. His induction took place on 1st August.
Our Honorary Assistant Curate
I’m Richard Bellinger and 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 Sara Dorey and I was appointed as Rector’s Churchwarden in 2018. I have worshipped at St Martin’s Church since I was a child and was christened, confirmed and married here. I am married to Peter and have two children, Fern who is married to Pete, and Adam.
I recently retired from being a primary school teacher – I began my career at St Martin’s Infant School where I had previously been a pupil. I still enjoy the company of young children and have continued to teach on a supply basis. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and being able to take holidays in term time!
Peter and I are great supporters of Fairtrade and for five years were the local reps for Traidcraft, selling fairly traded goods at a variety of events and through several local churches. We were also lucky enough to be part of a group of 12 members of the St Martin’s congregation who travelled to Kimilili in Kenya to visit the headquarters of ICFEM, a charity we support through our giving.
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.