OUR STAFF TEAM

Patrick Bateman

Vicar

Patrick worked as a futures trader in the City of London before being ordained. This then took him to serving churches in Wallington and Chipstead in Surrey; Ilkley in Yorkshire and then back south to Claygate. Locally, Patrick might be seen with Diggy the dog or on his bike. Or in one of the local watering holes. Do introduce yourself to Patrick, he is always happy to meet someone new.

Email: Patrick Bateman
Phone: 01372 662012

Katherine Miller

Associate Vicar

Katherine has a background in teaching and chaplaincy. She studied Theology at Durham University and trained for ordination at St Mellitus College. She was ordained in 2019 and completed her curacy in Fulham. Katherine is married to Andrew and they have three young children. She enjoys being outdoors, running, spending time with family and any excuse to be creative!

Email: Katherine Miller

Stuart Sadler

Associate Minister

Stuart combines his church role with being Vice President of a Surrey technology company. He’s passionate about ‘faith in the workplace’, believing there should be no divide between the sacred and the secular. Somehow he also manages to squeeze in travel and cycling.

Email: Stuart Sadler

Sarah Atkins

Sarah Atkins

Associate Minister

Sarah was ordained in 2019 after 30 years as a local solicitor – she may have helped you move house! She has also been a Pastoral Assistant and worked in hospital chaplaincy. Married to Andy and with 3 adult children, Sarah is never without a good book on the go and likes to potter in the garden.

Email: Sarah Atkins

Katherine Willis

Associate Minister

Katherine’s working life began teaching chemistry in a boys’ boarding school. More recently she was the assistant administrator at Holy Trinity. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, reading and quilting.

Email: Katherine Willis
Phone: 01372 662011

Richard Rugg

Associate Vicar

Richard spent three years in IT as a network administrator before becoming a Children and Youth Minister and, following theological training, being ordained. His spare time involves keeping fit, watching football, family days out and playing on his Sony PlayStation.

Email: Richard Rugg
Phone: 01372 662014

OFFICE AND SUPPORT STAFF

Mark Chapman

Operations Manager

Mark was previously Group CIO of an aerospace insurance company. He enjoys coffee and exercising his black Labrador on Esher Commons – though not at the same time. Mark is also trying his hand at astrophotography and learning to play the electronic organ. Both a work in progress.

Email: Mark Chapman
Phone: 01372 662004

Louise Crudgington

Administration Manager

Louise previously worked alongside husband Simon as Finance & HR Manager for their retail maintenance business. She loves being mum to Joel & Freya and spending time with friends & family. An ideal day would be skiing in the sun followed by après ski!

Email: Louise Crudgington
Phone: 01372 662001

Ruth Ray

Vicar’s Assistant

Ruth worked in publishing before spending time raising her two boys. She has been worshipping at Holy Trinity for many years and is passionate about creation care. At weekends, you will find her walking in the New Forest with her dog and family.

Email: Ruth Ray

Gabi Kay

Assistant Administrator (maternity cover)

Gabi worked in corporate sales before becoming a full time mum. Following Alpha and Kintsugi Hope courses she became an active member of Holy Trinity. She loves spending time with her teenage son and going for long walks with friends.

Email: Gabi Kay

Jen Green

Assistant Administrator (currently on maternity leave)

Jen’s previous life includes 10 years in corporate fleet management before joining Claygate Primary School as an admin assistant and home school link worker. Married to Alex and mummy to Aiden, she loves a good box set and spending time with family and friends.

Email: Jen Green
Phone: 01372 662003

Sue Cole

Comms Manager

Sue worked as a Comms Officer for homelessness alleviation charities before joining Holy Trinity. Prior to that she was a Broadcast Journalist for BBC and commercial radio. She loves playing keys and singing as part of the  worship team. Otherwise, you’ll find her out in the woods with ‘Lily Savage’ her rescue terrier!

Email: Sue Cole

Simon Botham

Facilities Manager

Simon re-trained as a Primary School Teacher 14 years ago and before that worked in the creative industry as a business development consultant. His hobbies include playing the drums, general fitness and family, as well as rugby. You might see Simon out and about in Bertie the VW camper or on his bike.

Email: Simon Botham
Phone: 01372 662010

PASTORAL CARE AND SENIORS

Pippa Cramer

Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister

Pippa was previously an occupational therapist in the NHS. Her spare time involves friends, family, walking – and caring for a menagerie of animals including dogs, cats and guinea pigs. Her dream is to have pet goats in her back garden!

Email: Pippa Cramer
Phone: 01372 662016

Helen Forbes

Pastoral Care and Seniors Assistant

Helen worked in advertising before becoming a languages teacher and then raising a family. She lists her hobbies as running/staggering to clear the cobwebs away, seeing friends, the theatre and reading ‘if I get time’.

Email: Helen Forbes
Phone: 01372 662018

Lorna Davey

Pastoral Care and Seniors Assistant

Lorna was previously a buyer for Liberty across various departments, including jewellery, beauty and fashion accessories. For her, fun involves time with family and friends, walking and watching her children play sport.

Email: Lorna Davey
Phone: 01372 662006

Julia Howells

Pastoral Care and Seniors Administrator

Julia was an HR Director for many years. Her spare time is spent with her children, usually beside a swimming pool as they train or compete. When having a moment to herself Julia enjoys a cup of tea or glass of wine depending on the time of day, and a good TV box set.

Email: Julia Howells

Bel Cramer

Outreach Worker

After university, Bel spent a hugely impactful three months volunteering with refugees and asylum seekers in Lesbos, Greece. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends (both human and four-legged), music and the odd G&T. 

Email: Bel Cramer

YOUTH, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Dominic Mitchell-Claire

Youth Minister

Dom has a degree and masters in Mathematics at Loughborough University. He is married to the lovely Lucy and loves anything maths related and being competitive either through a game of tennis, or video and board games.

Email:  Dominic Mitchell-Claire
Phone: 01372 662008

Ada Rugg

Children and Families Minister

Ada trained as a teacher and then went into youth work, worked as a school supervisor and was a school governor. A break to raise her two girls was followed by being a Year 6 teaching assistant. Ada’s spare time includes family and friends and being creative – anything from arts and crafts to gardening and cooking.

Email: Ada Rugg
Phone: 01372 662005

Tersia Van Zyl

Children and Families Assistant

​Tersia is originally from South Africa and worked in the beauty industry for 14 years before becoming a mum to two lively boys. She and her family have been part of Holy Trinity for a few years now. Before officially joining the staff team, she started off helping in the children’s groups on Sunday.

Email: Tersia Van Zyl

Martha Aylmer-Hall

Ministry Assistant

Martha has been associated with our church all her life and has been an active member of the worship team for many years.  

Email:  Martha Aylmer-Hall

Helen Tallentire

Jigsaw Pre-School Manager

Helen has been with us since September 2021. All three of her children have attended Jigsaw. Her favourite activity at Jigsaw is bucket time!

Email: Helen Tallentire
Phone: 01372 662021
Website: www.jigsawpreschool.org

WORSHIP

Louise Campion

Worship Pastor

Louise is originally from Durban, South Africa. She has been a worship pastor for nearly 10 years and has travelled the world leading worship and recording music. She loves spending time catching up with friends, being in a recording studio and doing jigsaw puzzles!

Email: Louise Campion
Phone: 01372 662015

 

 

CHURCHWARDENS AND TREASURER

Alison Shine

Churchwarden

Alison, who has been a member of Holy Trinity for 30 years, spent all her working life as a GP. Since retiring from the NHS in 2020, she has more time to enjoy walking, birdwatching, playing tennis, and playing violin in the Kingston Philharmonic orchestra. As well as spending time with family and friends.

Email: Alison Shine

Andrew Reid

Churchwarden

Andrew, who works in communications for insurance company Aviva, emigrated south from Manchester a few decades ago. He’s married to Jenny with two daughters. Outside of family and work, he loves playing tennis and supports Manchester City.

Email: Andrew Reid

Vicki Schmidt

Treasurer

Vicki, with a degree in Financial Business Management, runs her own digital consultancy having worked in the corporate world for 30 years, including leading IBM’s Acquisitions business. The mother of four late teens and grown up children, she’s a trustee of several local charities and enjoys walking, Pilates, cycling and travelling.

Email: Vicki Schmidt