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About Us

Welcome to St Mary's Hitcham.


We are part of Inclusive Church




We are working towards being an Eco church and support Fair Trade.

The Team:

Churchwarden: Chris Berry



01628 661073

5 Facts about Chris:

- Married with 2 grown up daughters & 1 son who lives in Australia

- Loves Formula 1 motor racing & supports Swindon Town Football Club

- Enjoys walking and eating cake (although not at the same time)

- Favourite cake is a Belgian bun

- His 15 minutes of fame was appearing on tv with Rosie & Jim (a children's puppet show)

Chris is also a BFG Team Leader and regularly preaches at St Mary's

Churchwarden: Carol Bader

07778 389278

5 Facts about Carol:

- Mum to her twenty something son and 2 adopted mad Arabian Mau cats, rescued from Dubai

- Loves to sing and worship God through song and creativity

- Enjoys taking photographs of anything interesting or that gives joy, including sun sets and rises, especially by the sea

- Likes to cook for others and her specialities are desserts and roast parsnips

- Finds gardening a joy, getting hands dirty, being close to nature and enjoying the fruits of labour if the slugs, snails and birds don't get there first

Carol is also Worship Leader, heads up the St Mary's Eco Church group and media developer

Members of the Church PCC:


Debbie Rainer – PCC Secretary


5 Facts about Debbie:
- Married with two adult sons

- Has enjoyed three career changes: bank teller, production manager, teacher
- Loves anything creative: writing, photography, journaling, knitting (badly), art
- Is an avid reader who volunteers in a charity bookshop
- Adores travel, most recent 'zero' birthday was celebrated in Thailand, swimming with elephants

Debbie also leads the 9am Welcome Team Leader and BFG Club

Jo Cork – Deanery Synod Representative


5 Facts about Jo:
- Has an adult son and daughter and a grandson
- Has been a Christian for 47 years
- Sings in the church Worship Group and with the Slough Philharmonic Chorus
- Sung on 'Songs of Praise' twice, on the 'Cliff Richard Show' and appeared on a TV
quiz show.
- Enjoys sewing and 'crafting'

Jo is also the DBS administrator for St Mary’s Church


Josie Hefferman – PCC member



5 Facts about Josie:
- Has 4 grown up children and 3 young granddaughters
- Lives with a friendly cockatiel
- Has been a Christian most of her life – but hasn’t always attended church
- Loves cycling and walking in God’s wonderful creation
- An aging beach babe who still loves to dance given the chance, even at St Mary’s

Josie is also a member of the St Mary’s Eco Church group and coordinates the delivery of offerings to Burnham Care & Share

Marie Hill – Deanery Synod Representative





Marie is also Team Leader of the Hospitality Team, Co-ordinates the Electoral Role & is Co-Leader of St Mary’s Roots & Shoots



David Ross-Hamilton – PCC Member



5 facts about David:

- Married to Jenny and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren

- Enjoys a technical challenge, the more complicated the better!

- Has grown an impressive beard during lockdown

- Has a soppy cat that likes to gatecrash zoom calls

- Interested in genealogy & has traced the family history back to 1750 so far

David is also Team Leader for the AV at St Mary’s







Ray Woodlock – PCC Member


5 facts about Ray:

- Ray has a 21 year old son Andrei and a partner Christopher.

- Loves cooking all types of food and feeding people.

- New to Christianity and St Mary's.

- Loves her Belgian malinois dog and walking miles.

- Works as a practice nurse which she still loves doing after 30 years nursing.



Bike rack

Accessible toilet

Hearing (Induction Loop)


St Mary's Hitcham, Hitcham Lane, Burnham, Slough, SL1 7DP

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