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St Matilda's Church

Parish Directory

Women Bishops at Last?
"The Society"
Parish Re-Organisation
A brief outline of the origins and history of the church and parish
Counselling Centre
The Guild of St. Raphael (Christ's Ministry of Healing)
St. Withburga's Church Centre
Our Saints
Ordinariate Group Pilgrimage to Ireland
From the Rector
Staff and Officers
Fr Ted's Anniversary

The Staff and Officers of St. Matilda's are available to answer questions and give advice only on their stated sphere of influence. For all other enquiries please contact the Rector  or leave a message at the Parish Office (01276 500357). At those times when the Office is closed our automated internal switch-board can take to the telephone or mobile of the person you are calling.


The Reverend Doctor Raphael E. MacFarlane, OBE, D.Min., MA, BA (1st Cl Hons)

The Rectory, Priory Drive,

Chillport Lane, Potherton.

SO99 0ZZ


Honorary Assistant Clergy with permission to officiate in the Diocese:

The Right Reverend Georgios Pherenngios,

"Clifton Place",


SO99 1YZ

Telephone (ex-directory) - messages may be left at the Parish Office

The Reverend Doctor Edward Baty, IMM,

25 Martindale Avenue, Heatherside,

Camberley, Surrey.  GU15 1BB

Telephone (through Parish Office): 01276 500357

The Reverend Canon (Emeritus) John Hardy-Astberry, MA,

3 The Close, Potherton,

SO99 1ZZ

Telephone (ex-directory) - messages may be left at the Parish Office

The Reverend Henry Bigot, SSM,

The Friars, 2 Market Place, Potherton

SO99 1ZP

Telephone not available - messages may be left at the Parish Office.

Senior Pastoral Advisors:

Br. Gerald O'Malley, SSF

Sr. Elizabeth Royal, OBM

Director of Counselling (also Child Protection Officer)

Mrs. Claire Elisabeth van Tromp

Associate Ministers:

(Contact please through the Rector)

Dom Roger Hurthorne, OSB

Ms Jacqueline Tickell

Director of Music:

Dr. Julian Card


Peter Scott, FRCO

Director of Liturgy, Servers, and Acolytes:

John Frend


James Dever

Church Secretary and Treasurer:

Count Joseph Tannac


Mrs Penelope Cash

Recreational Note: As St. Matilda's exists only in the imagination, so do the staff and officers. Nevertheless, the names must surely refer to someone? Well, probably not as the characters do not exist outside my imagination! However those with imaginations better than mine may see some resemblences to others they know. However, your guess is as good as mine as to where the ideas for these names came from and you can only check against your own mind, not mine. As Freud's great disciple, Fritz Perls, commented "Every thing we say, we say of ourselves." He saw little alternative if any ... and I agree!
Better, maybe to read the books when they come out! See the publications page for details.