To enable our love of Jesus to be expressed more fully within the Church and the wider Parish, The licensed and/or authorised ministry leaders and staff at St Tom’s are…
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Bob Carkeet
Church Warden

I have been an active member of St Thomas' for over 40 years and Churchwarden for the past 5 years. As a retired construction manager, I am able to support the fabric team and also lead the finance team. I am married to Jenny and we have two children and four grandchildren.
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Matt Nicholson
Church Warden/BPP

I am married to Julie, we have four children and have been living in Fair Oak and worshipping at St Tom’s since 1998. My professional background is in construction and I am currently a churchwarden. I also completed the Winchester Diocese preaching course (BPP) in summer 2021 to allow me to preach regularly within St Tom’s and elsewhere in the diocese as required.

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Bob Nichols
Part - time SSM Assistant Curate

I was ordained in 2008 and am serving as an Assistant Priest (SSM) at St. Thomas’ and the leader of the 9:30AM congregation. I am married to Jane and we have 3 adult children and two granddaughters. I have a day-job with a well-known computer company so my ministry is split between the workplace and St. Tom’s


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Danny Stupple
LLM

I have been married to Pip for 40 years and we have 3 adult children, a son-in-law and 3 grandchildren. I work as a consultant Chartered Quantity Surveyor to the UK and worldwide construction industry - specialising in dispute / conflict resolution. I have supported Chelsea FC since I was a small child, love playing golf and have a great passion for the movies!



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Julie Waterman
BCM Pastoral

I have been an active member of St Thomas’ since 1997, supporting the 11am service, Alpha and Freedom in Christ. Stuart and I were married here in 2014. On retiring from primary age teaching, I started volunteering with the elderly and been employed in my role since October 2015. This involves a weekly lunch club for senior citizens and pastoral visits including Sunnybank House Care Home am currently Chair of the local Street Pastor and School Pastor group.



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Neil Osborne
BPP

I am 59 years old, married with mostly adult children, and have been a member of St Toms for 24 years. I also completed the Winchester Diocese preaching course (BPP) in summer 2021 to allow me to preach regularly within St Tom’s.



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Bruce White
LLM

I am married to Judy, we have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. I work in the community/charity sector and enjoy walking, food, football, good films and music. I follow Southampton FC.
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Dave Owens
LLM

We have been part of the family of St Thomas' since the 1980s. My wife, Sylvia and I worship at, and support the work of, the traditional 9.30 communion service on Sundays and the Wednesday morning communion when it can happen. I also assist with the funeral ministry. We have two children, and one grandchild. I recently retired, having been a teacher for more than 40 years.




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Gary Stupple
Digital Content Creator

I am married to Helen and have 2 grown-up sons, Josh and Zac. I support creating digital and video content for St. Tom’s including community events. I also lead the Events and Evangelism strategic team, building strong relationships with our mission partners.




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Caroline Oswald
Parish Administrator

I have been worshipping at St Thomas' for 30 years during which time I have been involved with various ministries. Currently, as well as working in the church office, I lead the Teddies toddler group. I guess if I were a stick of rock I would have the words, St Toms, running through me!! However the wrapper would be recyclable, tied with pink ribbon with a gluten-free option




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Youth, Children's &
Families Minister