Reverend Robert Thewsey, RectorReverend Robert Thewsey, Rector

Robert was born in Stretford, Greater Manchester, and went into banking straight from school. In 1999 he started his training for the Ministry at Ripon College in Cuddesdon, and was ordained in 2001 in Manchester.

He returned to Stretford as parish priest for a community he had known since birth. In 2008 he moved to Boscastle in Cornwall, where he looked after eight churches in the Boscastle and Tintagel area.

Robert was appointed Rector of the Shiplake and Dunsden with Harpsden Benefice in September 2016. He is married to Margaret and they have two children, Matthew and Rebecca.


Reverend Pam Gordon

Reverend Pam GordonParent and grandparent with Roy living in a household with pets – dog, cat, guinea pig, hamster, fish and Giant African Snail.

Admitted to Holy Orders as Deacon 2002, Priest 2003.

Member of The Order of Jacob’s Well, Wellspring Ministry Team Leader.

Ex-Teacher, Scout Leader, Volunteer in various charities offering listening and counsel.

Lived locally most of my life but enjoyed student days in Brighton and later, forays to ‘foreign’ parts.

Available for Benefice responsibility on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays until Paul resigned, then lost the clock, diary and calendar.


Photo of Sarah NesbittReverend Sarah Nesbitt

Sarah was ordained Deacon in June 2018 and Priest in June 2019. She joined the benefice team as Assistant Curate on a part-time basis in 2018 and was licensed to the benefice as Assistant Rector in April 2022. Previously, she ran her own business providing training services for community pharmacy.

Sarah lives in Crowmarsh Gifford near Wallingford with husband Andrew and their two cats Bagheera and Shere Khan. They have two grown-up sons and all enjoy a variety of sports.

Sarah’s usual days in the benefice are Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays – other times by arrangement – and her day off is Friday.