About us

our priest: Rev anne hinks

Anne joined the Leam Valley Churches in October 2018 as Priest in Charge.


Anne originally trained and worked as a Doctor of Medicine for a number of years. Over time she felt God's call to serve children, particularly those who didn't know anything about Christianity and hadn’t heard the Christmas Story.


For many years, she ran assemblies and lessons for the school next door to her home church, later helping asylum seekers in the local area and supporting the persecuted Church.


The call to ministry became louder and she was ordained in 2010. She served her curacy at St George’s, Newtown in Birmingham and then as Assistant Priest in Hampton-in-Arden, Bickenhill and Barston.


She is married to Dave and has two adult children. 

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 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.

OUr reader: Karen Hatch

OUr reader emeritus: Dr alec Parker

My formal education began at the village school in Wimborne St Giles, where the first hour of each day was devoted to scripture. On this sound basis, I was able to move to Wimborne Minster, to the school founded by Lady Margaret Tudor, the mother of Henry VII. This lead to a commission in REME, a real job in the Third Infantry Division, and to a Dorset County Major Scholarship. Becoming a student again led to a degree in physics from Imperial College.

Wishing to work in industry, I was delighted to receive two invitations from Rugby, a centre of engineering excellence. One allowed me to continue my studies and to research in mechanical engineering. And so I joined the BTH Research Lab and married my dear wife Mary. Choosing to live in the country, we moved to Broadwell and began to worship at Leamington Hastings.

Serving as a Churchwarden from 1969 to 1994, I was persuaded by John Stevinson to become a Reader and have continued in that ministry ever since. My forte was conducting Morning Worship in one Parish of the Leam Valley Churches and Evening Prayer (naturally with the same sermon!) in another.

Meet The Churchwardens

Andrew Grant

St Mark's, Flecknoe

01788 891076

Laura Seago

St Mark's, Flecknoe

01788 890900

Peter Johnson

St Peter's, Grandborough

01788 814994


Brian Cooke

All Saints, Leamington Hastings

01926 632917

Jackie Gibbard

St Nicholas, Willoughby

01788 891191

Karen Nicholls

St Nicholas, Willoughby

07866 572209

Leam Valley Churches

Rev Anne Hinks

The Vicarage

Lower Street




CV23 8BX

01788 438561

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