Members of our PCC
Revd. Dr. Catherine Dowland-Pillinger
Catherine was ordained in 2008 following a career in education (lastly as Head of Student Services at Trinity College of Music). After serving her curacy at St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, Addington, she moved to Woldingham in 2013. In addition to her parish work, she is an Honorary Minor Canon of Southwark Cathedral and also works with those exploring a possible vocation to ordained or lay ministry on the diocesan and national levels.
Christopher Roberts – Church Warden
Churchwardens are elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for the following year. Christopher Roberts has held this post since May 2021. He was previously Churchwarden in 2011-13, covering the interregnum between the retirement of Charles Bradshaw as our Vicar and the arrival of Catherine Dowland-Pillinger as his successor. Christopher is a retired civil servant whose last post was as UK Director-General of Trade Policy. He lives in Woldingham, and has worshipped at St Paul’s since 1966.
Nancy Collard – Deputy Church Warden
Nancy was born and brought up near Sheffield where she qualified as a teacher of Home Economics. She moved to Woldingham in 1985 with her husband and two children and joined a number of village clubs and organisations, some of which she is still active in today. She volunteered for 10 years at Woodlea school and 10 years at East Surrey College in Redhill and has worshipped at St. Paul’s since first moving to the village. She is currently deputy church warden at the church.
Tim Salmon – Honorary Treasurer
Tim has been our treasurer since 2001 and more recently has also been heavily involved in work on the buildings and grounds of both churches. He is a chartered accountant who has spent much of his professional life running law firms in a general management capacity, covering finance, HR, IT, risk and premises management and refurbishment. Although semi-retired, Tim works part-time with a law firm in Guildford. He is also a school governor and independent examiner to three charities. He is married with two (adult) children and was born and brought up in Woldingham.
Maggie Stevenson – Honorary Secretary
Maggie has been the Hon Secretary for the PCC since 2019. She is a parliamentary PA at the House of Lords and a Trustee of the National Commission on Forced Marriage. She has two adult children and has worshipped at St. Paul’s since 2002.
Alison Mead – Safeguarding officer
Alison has been involved with Safeguarding within the church for many years, writing the first policy for St. Pauls before this became a diocesan and then Church of England responsibility. She worked for almost 50 years for the NHS latterly as Health Visitor and Specialist Practice Teacher with extensive experience in the field of Safeguarding. This led to involvement as a voluntary Trainer for the Diocese for several years. Alison lived with her family, all now grown up in Woldingham for 40 years and worshipped at St Pauls as member of the choir and regularly on the PCC . She has 3 children and 6 Grandchildren.
Please our Safeguarding page for information on the Officers.
Judy Fortune – Deputy Church Warden
Judy, originally from Barbados, moved to Woldingham in 2004 and joined St. Paul’s Church. Judy worked as a Volunteer in a local hospice in the patient and family support team giving spiritual care. She has two adult children.
Shelagh has lived in Woldingham with her family since 1976 and both children grew up in the village. She is involved with two local charities and enjoys walking and gardening in her spare time.
Robin Tozer is currently the PCC’s representative on the Tandridge Deanery Synod. He has previously served as joint Church warden of St. Paul’s & S.t Agatha’s, Woldingham. He is a retired Chartered Accountant and spent most of his working life in the commercial world of exporting. He is married with four (adult) children and six grand-children and was born and lived in Woldingham for 75 years. He now lives in Chaldon. He is a Trustee of the Woldingham based charity, Craigmyle Glebe, which has strong links with St. Paul’s Church and provides sporting and recreational facilities for the local Woodlea Primary School and the residents of Woldingham and district.
Janet moved to Woldingham in 2001 with her young family and has worshipped at St. Paul’s Church for 20 years. She is married with two adult daughters and is involved with several village organisations including Meridian and Action Aid. She has also previously served for 6 years as a Governor at Woodlea School.