Meet Our Team

Committed to Instilling Faith into our Community


Rev. Canon Richard Harlow

Area Dean of Basingstoke

Rector, Tadley with Pamber Heath and Silchester

Richard moved to Tadley in 2013 to become Rector of this parish, and St Mary’s, Tadley North, and Silchester.

He was previously a NHS chaplain for 12 years in Sussex, specialising in supporting people with mental health problems.

Richard is married to Kayla. They have four grown up children and six grandchildren. Richard’s hobbies are running, squash and eating curries, though not necessarily all at the same time.

Rev. Cathy Pynn

Assistant Priest

Cathy, is married to John, a scientist, organist and DIY enthusiast and enjoys family life with 3 children and a grandson. 

After retiring as Chaplain to Bradfield College in 2005, she spent 7 years as resident priest in Kintbury. In 2013 she and John retired to Pamber Heath where she is part of the clergy team particularly working in Pamber Heath.

Her passion is helping people to realise that God loves them and her hobbies are not-retiring, Sudoku, reading, singing, rediscovering Bridge and learning German.

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Rev. Pat Brown

Assistant Priest

Pat has lived in Tadley since 1971 and her four children have grown up here. A regular worshipper at St Paul's Church, she felt a call to the priesthood, was ordained in June 1998 and subsequently licensed to serve as an Assistant Priest in the United Benefice of Tadley South and Silchester.

Although now officially retired, she holds the Bishop's Permission to Officiate and continues her ministry in the three churches of St Paul's, St Peter's and St Luke's.

She enjoys being a grandmother to seven grandchildren, is an active member of the Trefoil Guild and joins various activities within the U3A.

Steve McKay

Curate in Tadley, Minister at St Mary's

Steve is our curate, who leads our sister church, St Mary's in north Tadley.

He has lived in Tadley since 2006 and is married to Sarah (a real musician!)  He has two children. 

Prior to this he was Music Director at a large church in Farnborough, where he led worship for 18 years. He taught in Camberley for 20 years where he specialised in the pastoral care of older teenagers. 

He has a passion for mission focused ministry, discovering and nurturing gifts and engaging young people in the gospel. 

His hobbies are lots of reading, long country walks, music and keeping as busy as possible; fuelled by coffee and green tea!

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