Andrew Cinnamond, Vicar

BrouAndrew Cinnamondght up in Belfast, Andrew went to the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he obtained an MA in English Literature.  After working for a couple of investment banks in the City of London, he trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, going on to serve at Holy Trinity, Clapham and then All Saints with Holy Trinity, Wandsworth, whilst also completing a PhD at the London School of Theology.  Andrew has been vicar of St Lawrence since 2011.  He is married to Kate and they have three children. His sporting interests include following the fluctuating fortunes of the Irish Rugby team!

Jonathan Clark, Curate

Jonathan was brought up in Kingston-upon-Thames, and then wenJonathan Clarkt to Bristol to study science. He then worked in Cheltenham for nearly twenty years in various technical roles, including as a Systems Engineer. He never thought he was going to become a vicar, but God had other plans. And so he went to train for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and was ordained in 2014. He started serving in Lechlade in late 2015, where he loves living with his wife Martha and two cats. When he’s not visiting, leading assemblies or preparing to preach he relaxes by creating fused glass art. He’s also a coffee lover, musician and loves watching anything by Aaron Sorkin.

Leadership Team

Andrew and Jonathan are assisted and supported in his role by a team of lay readers and retired clergy including Ian Taylor (reader), Gordon Land (reader), David Bainbridge (retired clergy), and Andrew Kirk (retired clergy).

Church Wardens

Church Wardens Richard Bell and Susan Holmes provide lay leadership within the Church as well as taking responsibility for the smooth operation and maintenance of the facilities and buildings.

PCC

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the constitutional governing body of the church.  All on the Electoral Roll may vote to appoint representatives to the PCC.  Elections are held at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting with PCC Members appointed for a term of three years.

Director of Music

The Director of Music is Rachel Bath, assisted by Organist Anne Margaret Crow and Music Group Director Geoff Holmes.

Parish Office

Our parish office is open Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 12pm. Visit, phone or email Annabel Graves, our parish administrator, with any questions or enquiries.

South Cotswolds Team Youth Worker

Chris Saunders has served as a full-time youth worker for almost 20 years in far-flung settings such as Aberystwyth, Walsall and Ukraine. He has been in post since March 2009 and loves the variety of every week. His role involves running a number of clubs in schools and communities, engaging young people to consider Christian faith through discussion, bible study groups and 1 to 1 meetings. He also manages a small team of volunteers to support youth via youth services, residential trips, confirmation classes and a whole host more.  When he’s not looking for ways to use his two children in his sermon illustrations he enjoys watching (successful) Welsh rugby.