David was Vicar of Cookham in Berkshire and Area Dean of Maidenhead and Windsor before becoming Bishop of Grimsby. In retirement David is an assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lincoln and alongside this ministry, offers coaching to senior clergy. He is involved in education, as the Chair of Governors at a secondary Academy in Scunthorpe, a non-executive director of a company managing some 35 primary academies nationally and is also a National Leader in Governance for the DfE. Prior to ordination, David was involved in marketing and management in the healthcare sector. David joined the Court of Assistants of Sons & Friends of the Clergy in 2008 and became Senior Treasurer in 2016. He also serves on the Finance & Investment Committee, Strategy Working Group and Grant Review Committee.
A former research chemist and technical editor, following her ordination Christine has served in three dioceses, in both suburban and rural ministry. Christine was Archdeacon of Northampton from 2005-2013, during which time she also chaired the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education and was a member of General Synod. Now retired to Lambourn, Berkshire, in the Diocese of Oxford, she is a member of Oxford DAC and is Archdeacon of Berkshire’s deputy for matters relating to church buildings. Christine joined the Court of Assistants of Sons & Friends of the Clergy in 2012 and became one of the Treasurers in 2016. She is also a member of the Grant Review Committee and Strategy Working Group.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Alex’s early career was spent at Ernst & Young and more recently working for the global banks Morgan Stanley and then UBS. Her specialist area is financial reporting and disclosure and she is a member of related professional groups, including the independent Enhanced Disclosure Task Force. Alex became involved with the Friends of the Clergy Corporation in 2006 and was appointed as their Treasurer. She became a Treasurer of Sons & Friends in 2016 and also serves on the Finance & Investment Committee and Strategy and Debt Working Groups.
Following a first career in estate and property management, Christopher was ordained in 1986. He has served in parishes in Wandsworth, Kingston-upon-Thames, and Wimbledon and was Vicar of Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk until he retired in 2016. He joined the Friends of the Clergy Committee of Management in 1988, becoming its Chairman in 2006 when negotiations began to bring together the Friends and the Sons. Christopher is currently a member of the Appointments Committee.
Jack has been Rector of the Parish of Wanstead in East London since September 2016. He was ordained in 2011. He worked as a pastoral assistant in HMP Wandsworth and served a curacy in the diocese of London, before going to work as Chaplain and Welfare Officer at Lincoln College, Oxford and thereafter as Priest in Charge at St. Andrew's in Leytonstone. As well as being the Rector of Wanstead he assists in the Diocese of Chelmsford with the recruitment of new priests. At Sons & Friends of the Clergy, he is a member of the Strategy, the Finance and also the Recruitment working groups.
Andrew has had a long and distinguished career in the City of London. He is Clerk Emeritus of the Founders’ and Basketmakers’ Companies, an Honorary Assistant of the Tax Advisors’ Company, a Governor of Christ’s Hospital and a trustee of a number of trusts including the Lord Mayors 800th Anniversary Trust, the United Guilds Service, a Director of the French Hospital and of the Livery Companies Mutual Insurance Company, given fifteen years service on industrial tribunals and served as Master of the Founders Company. Andrew joined Sons & Friends of the Clergy in December 2013 and currently serves on the Debt Working Group.
Tom was an international banker until his retirement in 2003. He was elected a Common Councilman of the City of London in 2002 and is currently a Member of the City’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Culture Heritage & Libraries Committee, Markets Committee, and Gresham Committee, a Board Member of the Museum of London, the Barbican Centre, a Governor of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and is Chairman of the Trustees of Stour Music Festival in Kent. He is a Liveryman and Past Master of the Tylers & Bricklayers’ Company. Since 1996 he has been a Trustee of Sons & Friends of the Clergy, and also serves on our Finance & Investment Committee.
Having grown up in a family heavily involved in the church, Ann married a priest and 13 years later was widowed. With three children to raise, a key lifeline during this time was the support of the Friends of the Clergy Corporation. In 1993, the Friends asked Ann, as beneficiary of the charity, to join their Court of Assistants. Ann now serves on the Grant Review Committee. In her working life, Ann spent over 30 years as an Education Welfare Officer working closely with families to help them to the point where they recognised the right that children have to receive an education.
Terry Knight is a retired Chartered Surveyor with expertise in the valuation of commercial investment property. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and was Master in 2004/5. He is also a Governor of Box Hill School. Terry became a Trustee of the Sons of the Clergy in 2007 and serves on the Finance & Investment Committee.
David was ordained deacon in 1975 initially serving in the Notting Hill Team Ministry before moving to St Augustine’s Kilburn. Following a spell as Selection Secretary and Vocations Advisor for ACCM, he became Team Rector of Wickford and Runwell in the Chelmsford Diocese and then Diocesan Director of Ordinands. In 2001 David was appointed Archdeacon of Southend and then, following a reorganisation of archdeaconries, Archdeacon of Chelmsford in 2012 until his retirement in January 2016. David became a Trustee of Sons & Friends of the Clergy in 2012 and serves on the Strategy and Debt Working Groups.
Ann was brought up in a vicarage and at one time her family benefitted from the help of the charity. She is a retired medical practitioner and has served as a school governor and trustee on other charitable bodies. She is an active member of a local parish church.
Ann became a Trustee of the Sons of the Clergy in 2008 and was appointed Senior Treasurer in 2014, a post she held until 2016 . She is also a member of Grant Review Committee and Strategy Working Group.
After reading law and history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Jonathan worked for members of Parliament as a researcher and secretary, before moving to posts within charities and various voluntary organisations including Director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in 1988. He was Diocesan Secretary for Chichester diocese from 1992 to 2009 and now has responsibility for supporting retired clergy, their spouses, and widows and widowers of clergy living within the diocese. Jonathan is involved in a number of charities, voluntary organisations and housing associations as trustee, board director or volunteer. Jonathan joined Sons & Friends of the Clergy as a Trustee in 2012 and serves on the Strategy and Debt Working Groups.
Jill is a qualified social worker with experience in the statutory social services and charity sector management; for 24 years she worked for the Church of England in diocesan and national posts, as an advisor in community development, and then safeguarding children and adults.
Jill has been a Trustee of Sons & Friends of the Clergy since 2009 and was a Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. Jill chairs the Trustee Appointments Committee, as well as being a member of the Strategy Group, Grants Review Committee and Recruitment Committee.
John has been Team Rector of the South Cotswolds Team Ministry in the Gloucester Diocese since July 2014, which comprises some 22 historic churches across 15 rural parishes with a team of clergy. Before that, John’s career had been in housing and he has a wide range of experience and expertise in housing management, development, finance and community engagement. He became a Trustee of Sons & Friends of the Clergy in 2012 and serves on the Strategy Working Group.
Patrick's career has been in the investment management industry with Morgan Grenfell, and both Deutsche and Aberdeen Asset Management. He became a Trustee of the Sons of the Clergy in 2007 and sits on the Finance and Investment Committee.