Who's who?

St Richard’s is made up of a wide church family who are committed and serve in many different ways. Below are few people you can put faces to more easily.


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Revd Ben Thorndike - 
Minister & Chair of St Richard's Mgmt Team

Trish Scobell - 
Outreach & Pastoral / 
Church Administrator

Ben is the Minister of St Richard’s and is also an Associate Vicar at our sister church All Saints (see wider staff team at All Saints Crowborough). Ben previously worked as a secondary school teacher before going into full-time ministry. Ben and Jane have three young children, so in his spare time Ben can be found playing Lego, Wii, puzzles or dolls – in any combination!

Usual day off – Saturday
01892 652081 Ext 1011     ben@allsaintscrowborough.org

Trish has been at St Richard's since September 2019 in the exciting new role of Outreach & Pastoral worker, as well as being the Church Administrator. She and her husband John have two adult children and a crazy dog called Loki. She enjoys meeting new people and also serves as Chaplain to the local Morrison's supermarket. She loves Japanese mochi, knitting socks and dancing wherever she can get away with it.

Contact via the Church Office


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Tony Hoyle -                                                         
Facilities Manager

Jane Thorndike -
Children & Young People Team leader

The Management Team



Cliff Ratcliffe - Treasurer

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David Lattimer (and Music Group leader)

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Stuart Smith
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Lindsay Freelove