Meet the team

David Moss – Vicar

I am David, married to Sue with five children.  The youngest attends the local Secondary School, Marlwood.

When not in the parish you will find me in the garden with the chickens, out and about with the dog, or tinkering with my classic Morris Minor in the garage.  We love family camping holidays, our favourite place is St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly.

Ann Lloyd – Associate Minister

After a career in teaching and headship, I trained first as a lay minister and then for ordination. I now serve in the North Severnside Benefice as an Associate Local Minister and am a Foundation Governor at St. Helen’s School, Alveston. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother and have lived in Tockington for the past 42 years.

Tracey Black 
Focal Minister – Littleton

I am Tracey Black and have worshipped at St Helen’s for almost 30 years and for almost 20 of those years as an LLM.  The love and support of the Community at St Helen’s was vital during my initial training and has sustained me ever since.   I have since grown in faith and developed my calling and I hope to be able to continue to serve the churches in our Benefice in the foreseeable future.

Trevor Cook
Focal Minister – Aust

I am Trevor and enjoy being the focal minister of St. John’s in Aust and am privileged to be part of the North Severnside benefice.

I have a son living in Canada with his family and a daughter who lives in Olveston with hers;  I am also blessed with four grandchildren.  I should, however,  warn you that I also have a brother who also lives in Olveston and with whom I am often mistaken!  I have a younger sister who lives in Alveston. 

During my time in the Netherlands, I enrolled with the Open University and gained a degree that allowed me to become a Chartered Engineer.  I then went on to take an MBA, again with the OU, whilst I was based in France.

Judith Heybyrne

Judith Heybyrne 
Focal Minister

Rudgeway has been my family home since the early 80s. I’ve always been busy, balancing secular employment, church ministry, and family life. I have enjoyed ministering and making new friends in various places across the region; Severn Beach, Pilning, Southmead Hospital Sanctuary, St. Helen’s, St John’s Elberton, and Windmill House. But I particularly enjoy running knitting and lunch clubs.

Paul Harrod
Refresh – Youth Leader

I was licensed as a Lay Minister in September 2016, and I am a part of the North Severnside Ministry Team.  I live in Olveston with my wife Natasha and our three children.   Natasha and I run a Saturday afternoon service focused on children and families called Refresh.  This takes place at St Mary’s Olveston but is open to anyone in the Benefice.   We also lead a home group that meets on Wednesday evenings.

Paul Harrod
David Bone

Rev. David Bone

After four enjoyable years at university (where the best bit was meeting Jennifer), a year in a factory while sharing in an inner-city parish, and four years teaching RE and Classics, I then trained to become a counsellor, first at Plymouth Polytechnic, then for 25 years as a careers adviser in Bristol.

Since coming to Tockington, in 1975 and getting involved at St Mary’s, I’ve done all sorts of things beginning with ‘C’ – chorister, crucifer, cantor, churchwarden, chairman of the Church Council, – and most recently curate, as an Ordained Local Minister. I’ve also done stints on General Synod and Bishop’s Council.

A major retirement activity is publishing.  Jennifer and I run Tockington Press, writing some of the thirteen books published so far, and sundry other publications.

I enjoy contract bridge, fell-walking, choral music, and Sudoku.

Janet McBride LLM

I am a Licensed Lay Minister (what we used to call a Reader).  I did a degree in Chemistry in Edinburgh from 1971-5 and met my husband there too.  I then worked for five years at ICI as a research chemist and became an Entomopathologist, specialising in insect virus formulations.  After a few years of child-bearing and raising a family, I was requalified as a science teacher.  I retired from that some years ago, and since then, I have joined the Citizens Advice Bureau specialising in Benefits but also happily doing general advice.

As a Lay Minister, you may have seen me leading services in church or online in our YouTube services.  I spent some years helping to run Breakfast Club, and am still involved to some extent with children as the Baptism contact.  In my spare time, I also lead a Bible Study group.

Sue PM
Janet McBride

SUE PM

I’m Sue PM, and I am delighted to be able to help David and his team in the NSSB. My particular interests in church life are making liturgy, and especially music and liturgy, accessible, meaningful, relevant, and of a high standard. My philosophy for life is that we should enjoy every moment we possibly can. So, when I’m not in my dog collar, friends and family, music, books, and the garden all fill my time. I support Scotland’s Rugby Union team, as my neighbours would testify. I hate cleaning! I am “Livin’ the dream”!