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The Revd Frances Arnold is the Vicar of Sawbridgeworth and the Revd Debbie Hore is Associate Minister.

  Frances and Debbie

About Frances:  Frances studied History at London University before going on to teach in secondary schools and to' work in museum education at Bede's World (Anglo-Saxon) museum in Northumbria. The combination of work on the monastic site with Reader training and ministry at St Oswald's Church in Durham led her towards ordination.

She trained for ministry in the Cambridge Theological Federation (Westcott House), was ordained in St Alban's Abbey (2004) and served her curacy in Biggleswade.

Since then, she has been working in central church administration (servicing the House of Bishops) and is a member of the clergy team at St Pancras Church in the Euston Road. She enjoys visiting all sorts of museums, Russia and the Create. She is delighted to be here at Great St Mary's Sawbridgeworth and to have returned to this diocese.

Debbie became Associate Minister here on 1st February 2017, having served at St. Paul's, Marylebone since 2004.  She was ordained a priest in 2016 and her service at St. Paul's was as a self­ supporting minister, 7 years as a reader, 5 as a distinctive deacon. She worked 3 days week for the last 11 years as a statistical researcher in the Archbishops' Council. Her husband is Richard.

Di Kitson, and  Rachel Moate are our Lay Readers. 

 Di Kitson Rachel Moate and Christopher Cook
                             Di Kitson                                           Rachel Moate

Our churchwardens are Anthony Heard and Dawn Dickson.  

Our Director of Music is David Wood

David Wood

Jayne Mackin is our Parish Administrator

Jayne Mackin


The Office number is 01279 726629 and the email is gtstmarys@btinternet.com