Clergy

Rev'd Patrick Parkes

Team Rector

Email: epp@sky.com

Phone: 01626 681498

Day off Thursday

Fr. Nick Debney, Team Vicar

My name is Fr Nick Debney and I am a Team Vicar in the Newton Abbot Benefice with the particular responsibility of being the Vicar of St Luke’s Milber.  Prior to ordination in 2013 I worked for over 20 years in the NHS as a senior manager.  I served my curacy in Dartmouth and Dittisham and moved here in March 2017.  My passion is to make known the joy and wonder of the Christian faith to all ages – but in particular children, young people and families.

I am married to Sally and we have a lovely Son; my hobbies include playing the guitar, mandolin and bouzouki, cooking and socialising walking our dog Lucy to try and wear her out!

It is a great joy to be working as part of the clergy team here in Newton Abbot and I thank God for the exciting and wonderful possibilities and opportunities which lie ahead.

Email: fr.debney@hotmail.co.uk

Phone: 01626 681259

Day off Tuesday

 

Rev'd Gareth Regan, Team Vicar

Hi, my name is Gareth and I am one of the team vicars. I was licensed to the benefice in June 2017.

The main focus of my ministry is centred around new housing areas, specifically Houghton Barton and Rew farm. I am really excited to see what God is going to do in these new and growing communities, alongside doing the other half my job which is being a priest in Newton Abbot working in the five churches make up our benefice.

I am married with three children, and in my spare time, I enjoy cycling and building computers.

Email:  gareth@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk

Phone: 01626 201237

Day off Friday

 

Gerda Van Ommeren (Ordinand)

Hi, my name is Gerda and I'm an Ordinand with the Benefice of Newton Abbot. I am training for a Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission at St Mellitus College South West, who are based in Plymouth. While St Mellitus takes care of the academic part, the benefice supports the practical part of my training. One of the things I will be doing while I'm here is advising on Children and Families Work, and coordinate and assist with the setting up of events and activities for children.

Email:  gerda@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk

Working in the parish, Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday

 

Readers

Jeremy Howell

 

Keith Butler

 

Simon Le Pine-Williams

 

 

Staff - Email office@newtonabbotparishes.co.uk

              Telephone 01626 334357

Kath Winser

Parish Team Administrator 

 

Mel Dunn

Parish Team Administrator