St Saviour’s Church is a place where everyone can contribute to church life. There are many people leading in lots of different ways: on the PCC, childrens and youth work, community groups, administration, worship, home groups etc. We are a family and everyone is invited to get involved. The church is led by our Rector (now in interregnum) who is supported by a children and families worker, a team of readers and many other people.

Rector of St Saviour’s Church

Our new rector has now been licenced and we are looking forward to worshipping with Rev Rob Densmore and his family in our benefice.

Rob and Cam come from Torquay, where Rob served as a curate (Torquay is also the town where Cam grew up). They met in London while Rob was a journalist and Cam was working as a deputy head teacher in a primary school. Prior to this, Rob served in the US Navy as an aviator and then covered combat zones as a journalist. Rob trained for his Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School in the US (where Rob grew up). He and his wife have four young children: Max (8), Ralph (7), Barney (3) and Vivi (1). They are both passionate about worship and witness in the power of the Holy Spirit and are hugely excited to see what things Jesus is already up to in Larkhall, Swainswick and Woolley. They love to take road trips, and have done a couple across the US, but are equally happy sitting on a wet beach in Cornwall. Both Rob and Cam like to run, and the children enjoy Lego, drumming, diggers and dolls! They feel that their shared ministry is to join in with the work of Jesus who is busy transforming lives, here and now.’

Youth and Children’s Worker

Rachel Howlett

I’ve been working at St Saviour’s since the summer of 2015, after 10 years of working with children and young people in church. I am passionate about using biblical narrative creatively to speak into the hearts of young people. I believe that teaching children the biblical story from a young age is key, in order for their faith to have strong foundations: giving children roots and wings in their faith.

I studied theology at Cambridge and am a trained secondary school teacher. I studied part-time for an MA in applied theology at Moorlands College and completed this in 2017. I’m married to Chris and mother to two wonderful children who have two dwarf rabbits. In my spare time I enjoy baking and knitting toys.

 

 

Lay Readers

Ivor VernallsIvor Vernalls

I am a reader with a special desire in my preaching to teach about the whole Bible and the way it applies to modern life. Support for the persecuted church around the world has been a big part of my life for over forty years. As well as being a reader, I am also a day time home group leader for some older members who cannot get out in the evenings. My special interest, apart from my wife and family, is Bath Rugby.

Belinda ThomasBelinda Thomas

I am a mother of three wonderful girls and I’m married to Huw, a surveyor. We jointly run and manage building projects. I am very active and love anything outdoors: tennis, gardening, skiing, sailing, travelling etc. I am involved in city-wide church initiatives, Prayer for the City and I am a BathCAN committee member. I attend New Wine each year and find that I am always challenged by God through it. I am passionate about ‘the word of God’ and believe it to be the world’s best but most underutilised resource!

Ruth HattersleyRuth Hattersley

I am a trained teacher and a widow with six grown-up children. I have been a part of St Saviour’s Church since 2008, when I moved to Bath to be closer to some of my children. Now I live with some of them, and others live nearby with their children. Though I was brought up in non-conformist churches, our family has worshipped as Anglicans for a while now. My other interests and loves include choral singing, reading and the natural world, with a bit of painting and writing. I have been on several trips to India – as part of a small charity – which were a huge joy. I currently work part-time as a carer and a private tutor in addition to my service as a lay reader.

 Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC is made up of members of St Saviour’s Church representing all areas of church life. They are re-elected annually and meet regularly, overseeing church life and making decisions regarding the spiritual and physical aspects of the church and building.