Rev’d Maria Pallis

Maria has been Vicar at All Saints Banstead since 2011 having previously worked in Yorkshire since her ordination in 1999, and has a background in Finance. She is married to Mike and they have two grown-up children, (and a Great Dane).

Maria’s interests include travelling and gardening and she is now learning to make lace, which is complicated but fascinating. Having been brought up in South America, she also appreciates any opportunity to practice her Spanish.

tel: 01737 351134

Rev’d Ian Whitley
Pioneer Assistant Curate

Pioneer Asst. Curate:

The Rev Ian Whitley

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 Harcourt-Vernon

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 Whipp

Rosemary has been a Reader at All Saints Church since 1990. She is a widow with three grown-up children and two grandchildren.

Her other ministerial responsibilities are Baptism visitor for the Parish and Chaplaincy Assistant at HMP Downview.

Pastoral Assistants

Dennis Brown

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 Taylor

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.