Parish of Exning with Landwade

Miinistry Team

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The Ministry Team includes:

Priest in Charge:

Revd.Andrew Rycraft  (see below)

Assistant Priest:

The Revd Peter Gill                 


Phillip Allison    Susan Allison

Lay Elders:
Patsy Edwards

Marion Roberts

John Sparrow

Cheryl Belding

For photo of our Lay Elders with Bishop Martin click here


For other roles and members of the team see the Contact List

I am Andrew Rycraft, and as from early January 2015, I shall be your ‘local vicar’ in Exning (strictly known as a ‘House for Duty Priest’). This is a part-time post, so I won’t be around all the time, but nevertheless hope to get fully involved in the parish and local community.  I shall be moving from Oxfordshire, where I am currently living in a village about 7 miles North of Oxford. My wife Rosemary is already in West Suffolk, and is the Parish Priest for a group of churches, based in Beck Row near Mildenhall.  We are very much looking forward to living much closer together in the New Year.  Prior to going into the church about eight years ago I was practising as a Chartered Surveyor, initially working for a firm of Estate Agents and Auctioneers, and then more recently in the Public Sector.  Rosemary and I have two grown-up children. Charlotte works as a Commodity Trader in London, and Simon is a Management Consultant based in San Francisco.

Before you ask, we have no grandchildren, so far!

Both Rosemary and I have roots in East Anglia. I was brought up just over the Norfolk border in Downham Market, and attended Culford School as a boarder. Although the first few months after getting married were spent in Cambridge, we have spent most of our married life so far in Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire. However, as we both now find ourselves in Christian ministry in Suffolk, there is a distinct feeling of returning home.  I am a great lover of the countryside, so I look forward to exploring the area when I come to Exning, and particularly looking for good places to take Jasper, my lively Cocker Spaniel, for walks. I also enjoy cycling so you may see me pedalling around the parish – if you do, a friendly wave is always welcome!




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