Christ Church Cheltenham

Our Vicar | Our Community | Our Church
See our Church in action

It is people who make Christ Church the warm and welcoming community that it is. Visitors and regulars alike can expect to feel like part of the family and are encouraged to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable. Whether you want to observe from the pews, join our choir or music group, help out with coffee afterwards or get involved with our outreach initiatives, these are the faces that will become familiar to you.

Meet our Vicar

Rev Simon Heron

Reverend Canon Simon Heron joined us as Vicar of Christ Church on 6th May 2020.​

Following a short-lived career as a scaffolder, and a longer one as a trader in the City of London, Simon trained for the Anglican ministry between 2005 and 2007 at Ridley Hall in Cambridge.​

He served his curacy in Rochester Diocese, before moving to North Essex in 2011 where he has been Vicar of three churches and Area Dean of the Harwich Deanery.

Simon would describe himself as a classic extrovert who finds himself enthused and stimulated by being around others. He has a particular passion for seeing children and young people come to know Jesus, and finding fresh and innovative ways to communicate the gospel.

He is a keen cook and songwriter, whose ambition sometimes overshadows his talent!

Simon is married to Gill, who has been a primary school teacher and currently works with a charity providing pastoral and spiritual care in schools.

They have three children, Christopher, who is married to Megan, Benjamin and Katy.​

Simon’s own web page.

Meet the team

Barbara Lucas
Church Warden

Amanda Thiselton
Licenced Reader

David Lazslow
Licenced Reader

Andrew Judge
Licenced Reader

Rev Mike Saunders

Angela Smith
Licenced Reader & Weddings Administrator

Phil Whitefield

Martin Chapman
Chair of Fabric

Anna Lazslow
YCW Leader

Rev Julia Hook
Parish Administrator

Virginia Mullen
Parish Secretary

Sherie Skidmore
YCW Leader