Clergy at All Saints' Parish Church, Leamington Spa
Fr Christopher Wilson Vicar
Born in Essex, Fr Christopher remembers attending Book of Common Prayer services sung to Merbecke when pews were higher than his head. At the age of seven, he escaped Sunday morning swimming lessons in a chilly pool by joining the choir of All Saints' Parish Church in Loughborough. A musical childhood led to a Bachelor of Music degree at Manchester University, and the first inkling of a call to ordination. A career in computer software development intervened, but in 1988 he sold his Guildford home, wound down his business and moved to Oxford for three years' theological training.
Fr Christopher was ordained at Lincoln Cathedral by Bishop Robert Hardy to serve his title in a rural parish of twelve churches in South Lincolnshire with the Revd Canon (now Rt Revd) Hall Speers. In 1995 he was appointed to the newly formed benefice of the Billingborough Group, with the care of six churches in five parishes. Whilst there, he successfully completed an Oxford University Master of Theology degree in Applied Theology, and was then elected to General Synod. He was appointed to All Saints' and the neighbouring parish of Holy Trinity early in 2003.
Contact Fr Christopher to make arrangements for Weddings, Banns of Marriage, Baptisms (Christenings), funerals and memorial services, other special services, and pastoral visits. (Please direct general administrative enquiries to the Church Office via the Contacts page.) Fr Christopher can be contacted using the form below:
Anne Morris Associate Priest
Anne spent her childhood and University years in this part of the country. She was baptised at St Mary Magdalene, Coventry and confirmed at St Nicholas, Kenilworth. During her teens she was a member of Coventry Cathedral congregation. She attended King’s High School and from there went to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford to read Classics.
In 1969 she married Geoff in Coventry Cathedral and they moved to Manchester to teach. Anne taught Classics in an RC school until the birth of their children, a girl and two boys. In 1982 Geoff was ordained so Anne became a clergy wife. In the same year she completed a London theology degree and later taught RE in a multi-faith school. She also trained as a reader and some years after that trained for ordination.
In 2003 Geoff was appointed vicar of Priors Marston and Anne was ordained to work part-time as a self-supporting minister at All Saints and Holy Trinity here in Leamington. She's been here ever since. Geoff retired in 2008 and they now live in Warwick, a good central location from which to visit their children and grandchildren. Anne has also retired but she and Geoff continue to support the worship and ministry of All Saints on a regular basis.