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Following the retirement of Revd Maria Pallis we are ‘in vacancy’ until a new Vicar can be installed. Please see https://www.bansteadallsaints.com/from-the-churchwardens
Ian joined in July 2017 as our new Pioneer Assistant Curate. He previously worked for four years as a Lay Parish Missioner at a Church in Weston Green, Esher after 30 years in the Metropolitan Police. He is married to Kat and they have a son Oscar and a Bullador puppy called Oreo.
Ian’s interests include rugby and cricket (sadly just watching these days!) and he loves cooking, a good pint of real ale and is always looking for opportunities to practice either.
George has been a Reader since 1984 at All Saints, Banstead. His church links have been in South Africa, particularly as a chorister at the Cathedral in Bloemfontein and a Church Warden at St. John’s, Mafeking.
He was a committee member of GRIST. He is married to Hartini, from Java, and has two children, Sarah and Ivan. George is a retired head teacher who has taught on three continents.
Rosemary has been a Reader at All Saints Church since 1990. She is a widow with three grown-up children and two grandchildren.
Apart from her role in services and pastoral care, her chief ministerial responsibility is as Baptism visitor.
A retired banker, Dennis is married with three daughters and now eight grandchildren. He and his wife have lived in Banstead since 1998.
In 2006 he was licensed as a Lay Pastoral Assistant, and has particular experience in counselling (drugs and alcohol) and Spiritual Direction.
Donna says: When teaching Religious Studies 1969-1976 I first recognised the importance of Pastoral Care. A ‘happy’ person functions better and is receptive, one with issues is less so.
As a young mother in 1978 I was asked to train as a Lay Pastoral Assistant. In 1988 I returned to teaching, becoming Head of Religious Studies, Pastoral Care, Careers Guidance and Deputy Head.
As Lay Pastoral Assistant, I was first involved with Baptism preparation, young families and Youth work; now, I am active in a Residential Care Home and generally there for all who appreciate a confidential listening ear.
I have the added delights of a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, 3 young granddaughters and 2 young grandsons. I am a member of the Mothers’ Union in support of marriage and family life.