Vale and Cotswold Edge Team

The VaCE Team is a group of parishes that are more than the sum of the parts: a collection of diverse people and parishes in partnership for the Gospel. The Team comes together to do things that cannot be done alone or can be done better together.

 

The Vale and Cotswold Edge Team was created in 2014. It comprises 11 parishes and 12 churches and is served by 3 vicars, a curate, a self-supporting priest, a part-time youth and schools leader, and three Readers. Within the Team are 6 primary schools, 3 of which have a church foundation and one large secondary school, in Chipping Campden, which educates the majority of young people in the area.

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Revd Dana Delap

VACE Team Vicar based Blockley

Dana arrived as vicar in 2014, after training and serving in Durham and Newcastle. She has been a probation officer, a church training officer, and a prison chaplain. She is interested in worship and liturgy, and in reconciliation.

In the Vale and Cotswold Edge Team, Dana has introduced Soul Spaces in the local schools, including Chipping Campden.

 

Contact:

Tel: 01386 700676

Email: dana@delap.org.uk

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Revd Scott Watts

VACE Team Vicar based in Honeybourne

Prior to moving from Cambridgeshire to Honeybourne in 2017, Scott worked as a hospice chaplain at Sue Ryder – St John’s Hospice and then as Lead Chaplain of Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

 

Prior to ordination, he was a civil servant, proudly serving alongside the RAF and US Air Force.

 

Scott is married to Ros and they currently have 2 ‘characterful’ Basset Hounds – Marigold and Hector!

 

Contact:

Tel: 01386 834946

Email: revscottwatts@yahoo.com

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Kevin Grumball

Associate Priest

Information coming soon.

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Nick Partridge

Reader based in the neighbouring parish of Mickleton

Nick has recently moved to the Cotswolds from Birmingham Diocese where he worked as a chaplain at Birmingham Cathedral and at a Marie Curie Hospice.

 

He has completed an MA in Mission & Spirituality, where he explored the effectiveness of the spiritual care offered in Marie Curie hospices.

 

He is now hoping to find new and exciting ways to connect with those who wouldn’t class themselves as regular Church attenders. When he’s not working Nick likes to spend time with his family and go walking.

 

Contact:

Tel: 01386 841927

Email: nick.partridge@eurolinx.co.uk

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Mark Tayler

Reader based in Willersey

Information coming soon.

VaCE Team Prayer

Generous God,

you welcome us through an open door

into the life of your Kingdom.

May we, who have received your hospitality,

go out into Vale and Cotswold Edge

with kind hearts, open minds

and a warm welcome.

Open our eyes to see the work of your Spirit

in our churches and communities,

and together, teach us to nurture

the Kingdom of God in our midst.

In the name of Jesus who stands with us

at the open door. Amen.