About Us

Meet some of the team

Here's a little about us...

What else do we do?

Well, quite a lot really! Here's some of it...


I am with you and will watch over you.

Genesis 28.15


Rev'd Alice Wood,


Hello - I am Alice (not the white fluffy one, that’s my dog Willow) and I am the Vicar of St. Matthew’s Church, a role which I love. I was ordained in the Church of England in 2012 and served my Curacy in Farlington in the Portsmouth Diocese. Before becoming a Vicar I was Headteacher of a Primary School. I am married to David and have two grown-up daughters, one who is  a Vicar. I live in the village of Blackmoor not far from the church. I am fortunate at St Matthew’s to have a great team of people who work with me and love and support our community. Do get in touch if you would like more information about St Matthew’s. My days off are Thursday and Friday.


Rev'd Wendy Mallas,

Pastoral Care Team

Hello, I am Wendy, pictured here  with Amelia, the latest addition to my nine grandchildren. I am really fortunate to have a supportive family, especially as my husband died a few years ago.

After my curacy in Liss and two years at St Matthew's, I worked as Garrison Chaplain at REME in Bordon until I retired in 2015. 

Since then, I have worked with Rev'd Alice at St Matthew's, and now lead the Pastoral Care Team. If you would like a visit, or just a chat on the phone, please contact me on 07860 815806. It would be good to hear from you.


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Kimberley Vessey Junior Church Leader

Hello I am Kimberley. I am a Primary School teacher with two little boys of my own. I lead Junior Church for children of Primary School Age or younger if accompanied by their parents. We go over to the Village Hall for games, crafts a Bible story and  fun. We come back to show the adults what we have done and to join them for a blessing at the Altar. Children are welcomed at St Matthew's Church. I also lead Natterjacks our Mother and Baby Group every Wednesday from 9.30am in Term Time.



We have a lively and enthusiastic team of bellringers, and new members are always welcome.

We practice on Friday evenings.

For more information, contact our Tower Captain Valerie Harris on 01420 489323

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St Matthew's maintains a traditional robed four-part choir.

We practice on Friday evenings from 6.45pm, and new members are always welcome.

For more information, contact our Choir Master Robin Helliwell on 01420 473427


Church Cafe

Volunteers usually run a friendly Soup Café on Mondays from noon, and a drop-in café on Fridays from 10am in the Church.

You are welcome to come along socially, or volunteer to help as part of serving our community. For more information, contact Davina on 01420 475764

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Junior Church

For primary school-aged children, meets on Sunday mornings for fun, bible stories, and other activities.

For more information, contact Kimberley


Donkey Group

A friendship group, meeting every Thursday evening for company, food, wine. Also the organisational hub for social and fundraising events.

For more information, contact Jilly on 01420 487647

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And more...

Other church activities include: lent groups, bible study groups, confirmation classes, pastoral support.

Weekly Sunday worship, choral evensong, weddings, funerals, Christenings.

Social activities such as barn dances, quiz nights, barbeques, men's group, ladies afternoons. 

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