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The Revd Simon Vivian is the Vicar of Sawbridgeworth.
Father Simon is shown here with the Bishop of Hertford immediately after his Induction on 20 September 2020.

Fr Simon

The Revd Debbie Hore has been Associate Minister here since 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. Here she is seen holding the newly restored weathercock after it had suffered an accident in a storm.

Debbie with weathervane

Di Kitson is our Lay Reader. Here she is receiving the gift of a matchstick model of our Church. It used 12,000 matchsticks and took Chris Mockford 12 weeks to complete.

Di receiving model of church

Anthony Heard is our Churchwarden.

David Wood is our Director of Music and Organist.

David Wood


The Parish Office is currently closed, but a telephone answering service is available.  The number is still 01279 726629 and the email is


Hazel Mead Sawbridgeworth Parish Safeguarding Officer07709 068 882
Jez Hirst  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
01727 818107 | 07867 350886


Further details on Safeguarding