Who’s who

Our Minister

Our Minister is Revd John Lee. He has been minister at Thatcham since October 2010.

Prior to ordination at Thatcham URC, John had trained for ministry at Sarum College, Salisbury.  This included several placements including one in India.

He is married to Rachel and they have 3 grown-up daughters and 3 grandchildren.  Prior to their time at Thatcham, John and Rachel were members and elders of Park URC, Reading.

The calling into ministry came for John whilst working in his former professional career in civil and structural engineering.  His career in Construction spanned over 30 years, from an engineering draftsman role to that of Principal Structural Engineer.  He has enjoyed working for several different companies, on dozens of projects and with hundreds of different people.  However, God’s calling into ministry was even more exciting.

One of the many projects he worked on was Legoland Windsor, which re-ignited his love for Lego.  As a result, John endeavours to use Lego in sermons and talks as often as possible to help demonstrate the life, faith and unity of the Church that God wants to build.

He can be contacted via the Church Office by calling: 01635 862288 or by using the contact form here

Our Church Secretary

Our Church Secretary is Alan Mossman.

He can be contacted by calling 01635 523240 or by using the contact form here

Our Treasurer

Our Treasurer is Jackie Tarry.

She can be contacted by our contact form here

Our Elders

Elders are members of the congregation who have been chosen by their fellow members to share with the minister in the pastoral oversight and leadership of the church, meeting together in the elders’ meeting and each having a small group of members entrusted to their pastoral care.

The current serving Elders are: Alan Mossman, Gill Mossman, Karen Fakes, Esther Lewis, Alan Tarry, Jackie Tarry, David Weller and Jackie Wood.

Fabric and Finance committee

This committee looks after the buildings and finances of the Church. Members are elected at the Annual General Church Meeting each year.

The current members are: Alan Mossman, David Weller, Esther Lewis, Jackie Tarry (Chair), Alan Tarry, Rev. John Lee, Roy Tubb and Mike Payne.