Team Rector - 

The Revd. Jane Skinner was installed in this post on 26th November 2018.  

Madeline Bray (part-time Team Vicar)


On 12 February 2018 Madeline was licensed as part-time Team Vicar to the whole Mission Community but with pastoral responsibility for Alwington, Buckland Brewer and Parkham, and has taken up residence in Parkham Vicarage (alongside the Chapel).  Madeline was ordained in 2013 serving as curate and then Associate Priest at St Mary’s Bideford.  She has one son Mike, married to Helen, and they live in Taunton.  Having been brought up in Cornwall, Madeline has lived in N Devon for 42 years – so nearly a local!

Revd Jane Hayes  (Team Curate)

Jane recently trained for Ordained Ministry with the South West Ministry Training Course.  She completed her training and was ordained in Exeter Cathedral on Sept 11 2016. 

Originally from Essex, where she worked as a Teaching Assistant, Jane moved with husband Bill to Hartland in 2013 to begin training. They share their house with a large, affectionate, ginger and white cat. Jane and Bill have two grown up daughters and one grown up son.

Margaret Rickard - Reader
Margaret has been a Reader for more than 20 years and is licensed to the Hartland Coast Mission Community. 

She is a widow and has lived in Woolsery since 1983. Margaret taught in primary education for many years but is now retired and enjoys patchwork, making dolls house furniture, and music.

Eunice Dunn - Reader

Eunice, a widow, has been a Reader within the Mission Community since 2015.  Originally from London, the family of four moved to the area thirty-five years ago to join other family members, which now spread across most of the North Devon Coast.  Her son and daughter have blessed her with  six grand-children, and she continues her enjoyment of singing, Church Bell Ringing and visiting her daughter and family in Brisbane, Australia.

Andrew Macwilliam - Reader

Of mature years but dubious wisdom. Married to Sue, with 2 children (who have long since left childhood behind) and 3 grandchildren. They have lived in Hartland for over 40 years. They came, they liked it and they stayed! They enjoy walking their dog along the cliffs and through the Vale. They find it good to live in the middle of and be a part of such a wonderful community.  Andrew has been a Reader for a substantial number of years and is licensed to the Hartland Coast Mission Community.

Vera Tooke-Ringersma - Reader

After having been a secondary teacher for most of her life, Vera trained as a Reader.  She is married to Graham.   They moved to Hartland 14 years ago having spent 20 years abroad.  They have four grown-up children and one grandson.


Hilary Savage  - Reader

Hilary was a teacher all her working life and was licensed as a Reader in Worcester Cathedral in 2009.  She and her husband live in the West Midlands but spend time every month in their cottage in Parkham.  They have three grown up children and three grandchildren –all wonderful!  Hilary has permission to officiate in Exeter diocese as well as Worcester, so feels she is blessed with the best of both worlds in ministry!