Exclusive interviews with the new Team Vicar, James Turk and Stephen Saville

Exclusive interview with Rev James Turk and the Rev Stephen Saville, new or forthcoming members of the Stroud Team. James’s interview will be published on Friday

In the meantime a note from James

“It is such a privilege to be your Team Vicar here in the Stroud Team Ministry! 

My wife, Sarah, and I are looking forward to getting to know you and to worship, live and work alongside you all for, what I hope, will be many years to come. Over the next few weeks and months there will be many opportunities for us meet and get to know each other I am sure but let me take this opportunity to let you all know a little about me first. 

Sarah and I have been married for 26 years and we have two boys. Oliver, who 17 and just about to take his A levels, and Joshua 15 who – in between playing his guitar- is studying hard for GCSE exams next year”.

And something about Steve, whose ordination at Gloucester Cathedral is on June 19th with a live stream of the service from St Mathews starting at 9-30

Steve is 52 years old and is married with 3 grown up children. Steve works part time as a Religious Studies and Sociology teacher in Stroud. He grew up in Bromley, Taunton and Chorleywood before studying Social Sciences in Manchester. He then moved to London to work for the Simon Community and St Mungo’s before spending a year with SAMS in Bolivia. On his return he trained as a teacher in London and has worked in secondary schools ever since.


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If you would prefer to ring in

Dial 020 3956 9054

When requested enter the PIN: 426 239 892#

What happens when you click this button?

On a desktop computer

In order for this to work you will need a computer with at least a microphone and speakers. You do not have to have camera, but obviously it helps.

A new window opens and you are taken to one of our video conference rooms using Google Meet

You may need to grant permission to use your camera and microphone.

We will get a notification that someone wants to join the call and we’ll let you in.

On an iPhone or Android

Download the app Google Meet first. Open the app and give it the permissions it needs to access your camera and microphone.

Then come back and click the Ding Dong! button on this page.

Communion during this time

In these unprecedented times, we are working hard to find imaginative solutions in a landscape that has been rapidly changing. Sometimes we get things right, and sometimes we miss the mark. I apologise that this has been the case regarding communion.

For those of you who have received wafers in a parcel, we would ask that you either consume them, or put them somewhere safe to bring back once we are able to be together again.

We are going to be sending out a new order of service for use during this time as either a simple service of the word or, on occasion, to help us to share an Agape meal together.

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