We believe in working together to get things done. The faces below represent a small segment of the many who invest in countless ways to keep our churches running and looking forwards. We couldn't do what we do without our ministry team but neither could it be done without those who sign up for rotas, help with Sunday School, serve on the PCC, play music, sing, serve at communion and give in many other invaluable ways.

Ministry team
Rev Nick Widdows


Nick is first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, and is committed to serving him in the church, in the community and in his home. He loves the church and is committed to seeing it grow, in all its forms, and in reaching out with the life changing good news of the gospel. He loves life and lives it fully, sometimes in the sea or on the cliffs, always on the lookout for an adventure, often with a noisy family and a neurotic spaniel in tow. 

Rev Keiren Marwood


Keiren has a real heart for caring for others. He likes sailing, his garden, walking his dogs and a good bit of banter.

Debbie Harris

Lay Reader

Debbie loves being busy in the community and in the church - she leads the children's work at St John's and is on the preaching team. She enjoys time with family and a good giggle with friends.

Claire Widdows

Community Outreach

Claire really loves people, cake and stories. She thinks church is brilliant and is committed to building strong and creative links with our community, both inside and outside the buildings.  She is mum to George, Emily and Kit, who are funny and feisty in equal measure, and all share her love of books and cake.

Caroline Marwood

Artist in Residence

Caroline helps us to use creativity to explore spiritual themes. She likes creating beautiful things and spaces, is an excellent photographer and enjoys time in her lovely garden in the middle of the countryside.

Fr Malcolm Uren


Malcolm is passionate about Jesus, his Word in Scripture, the Eucharist and sharing God’s love with others. He loves trekking and worshipping the Lord in the beauty of Nature.

Fr Ray Webber


Ray is passionate about the church and likes eating out, cruising and Cornwall! 

Fr Samuel


Samuel spent much of his ordained ministry in Australia. He enjoys travel, writing and keeping busy!

St Ives Church

The Vicar

Revd Nick Widdows

T: 01736 449382



Revd Keiren Marwood

T: 07552 219 079


Safeguarding in our churches

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Wendy Francis,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01736 794801

In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

Out of Hours - after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In emergency situation:

Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131

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Pictures gratefully used and courtesy of James Lawton, Caroline Marwood and Phil Staudacher