Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
Revd. Catherine Tucker   Revd. Melissa Carter
Interim Team Rector

Catherine was licensed as Interim Team Rector of the Dover Town Benefice on 8 September 2021 by the Bishop of Dover, Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin.
  Team Vicar

Melissa felt called to be a priest in her late teens but before training was encouraged to get some life experience. After working as a legal secretary Melissa was ordained in 2016 and joined the Dover Town Team in September 2019. Melissa is married to Antony and accompanied most places by her guide dog Zoe. In their spare time they enjoy walking and exploring the countryside.
Melissa has particular pastoral responsibility for St Martins Dover and will be working across the team to offer support and encouragement in developing a prayerful life within the community and spiritual growth within families.   
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Revd. Trish Godfrey   Revd. Angie Stupple

Trish was born in Dover and attended Dover Grammar School for Girls. She worked as a librarian in throughout East Kent before taking early retirement in 2007. She is married to Mike and has two children and grandchildren.

Trish’s faith was nurtured in the Methodist Church and a house church before joining St Martin’s Dover in the 1980’s where she was licensed a Lay Reader in 1994. She then felt called to the priesthood and was ordained priest in 2005, becoming a self-supporting priest at St Mary’s.

Trish has particular pastoral responsibility for the congregation at the Aycliffe Church Centre.

Angie was born and grew up in Co. Kildare in Southern Ireland, where her family still live and to where she loves to return as often as possible. She moved to Dover after she finished her education and this is where she met and married Gerry. They have four children and six grandchildren.

Angie was welcomed into the Church of England in June 2011 and accepted for Reader training two years later. She completed the four year course in June 2018.It was during a period of interregnum that Angie felt the call to ministry. She was ordained Priest in September 2021.

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