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The Parish of Three Saints

Our Parish Priest

                                                                                                       

Our Priest-in-Charge

Our Parish Priest is the Reverend Simon Lewis and his contact details are:

Postal Address:		The Rectory, 3 Ash Trees, Best Brent, Somerset TA9 4DQ Landline: 			01278 760496 Email:				rev.simonlewis@gmail.com

Address:                    The Rectory, 3 Ash Trees,

                                 East Brent, Somerset TA9 4DQ

Telephone:                 01278 760496

Email:                      rev.simonlewis@gmail.com

The Reverend Simon Lewis came to our parish in 2009, from the Isle of Wight, where he was curate in the wonderful seaside Parish of Ventnor and Bonchurch.  Simon is married to Claire and they have three children Jessica, Imogen and Benjamin.  

Simon spent his early years in Merstham, Surrey, then moved to Wimbledon, South West London before spending his teenage years (what he calls his ‘most formative’ years) in Dulwich, South East London.  He left school at the age of sixteen and worked for the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) in London for five years, before going abroad for a year as a volunteer.  He went first to the USA with Camp America, and then to Australia working for the Mission to Seafarers.  In 1990, soon after he returned to the family home, the whole family moved to Wells, in Somerset.  Simon continued working with the JLP in Bristol.  

But a new direction soon came.  In 1991 Simon went to Westminster College in Oxford and attained a theology degree.  This was followed by a move to Roehampton College, London, where he received a post graduate degree in teaching in 1995.  This enabled him to start an eleven year career teaching religious education at a comprehensive school on Hayling Island, Hampshire.  1995 was significant for other reasons, marriage to Claire and a move to Petersfield, Hampshire, where they started their family.

In 2006 Simon was called to the priesthood and was ordained deacon, and then a year later priest, both in Portsmouth Cathedral.  He and the family moved to the Isle of Wight, where he was curate for three years before coming to Somerset and our parish.

 What does Simon like doing away from parish work?  Playing the guitar, listening to music, reading, spending quality time with the family, cooking, walking the dog, camping, resting, amongst other things(!).