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Our Associate Minister:

Rev. Canon Barbara Clutton

I have lived and worked in the benefice for the past 35 years, working as a farmer for most of that time. My calling to ordination came through my work with creation and after a long selection and training process, I was ordained about 18 years ago and served as priest in charge in the Draycote rural benefice for nine years.

I have three adult children and normally at least two rescue greyhounds to keep me company!

I am very blessed to be able to serve these beautiful rural churches and the village communities. Please do contact me at any time if you need any help, advice or a listening ear.


St Nicholas, Willoughby

Our reader:
Karen Hatch

Karen trained as a midwife and after 30 years of clinical practice became a senior lecturer at the university, training student midwives. She has been worshiping at All Saints Church in Leamington Hastings for 22 years and has served on the PCC for almost all of that time and as a church warden for 9 years. 


Karen has always felt called to ‘do more’, to share her faith and to tell everyone the wonderful things that Jesus has done for her. She has been involved in both Healing and Children’s ministry within the Leam Valley Churches for several years and has been studying modules, run by the diocese, for the Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission.


The call to become a Licensed Reader was 'the next logical step' and following further training, she was Licensed by Bishop John in September 2018.


Karen is married to Roy and they have one daughter.

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Our Lay leader:
Karen Armbrister 

Karen has served the St Leonards in Birdingbury for many years as Church Warden and leads non-Eucharistic services across the benefice.

Karen is particularly passionate about All Age worship that helps children and grown-ups to encounter Jesus. Karen leads our Celebrate @ 4 community. 


Karen is married to Andrew, and they have one daughter.

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contact us

Rev. Phil Price

Priest in Charge

Leam Valley Churches and Draycote Group

01788 819366
Rev. Canon Barbara Clutton

Associate Minister

Leam Valley Churches

01788 810372 / 07808 137550
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