All about Us

Revd Canon Chris & Revd Sandra Tebbutt










Chris is the Rector of the Parish Church and heads the Leadership Team.  Sandra is an Associate Priest in the parish and also works on the national team at Bible Society.  They are passionate about seeing the church grow and therefore fully embrace the church's vision: growing the Kingdom, growing disciples.

Revd Jean Audibert

Jean Audibert is curate at both Canford and Christchurch Creekmoor so he spreads his time between the two parishes.  Jean's background is in mental health nursing and brings with him a wealth of experience in pastoral care.  

He also originates from France and so has impeccable taste in clothes, rugby, food and wine. 

Staff Team

Churchwardens                  Mrs Jane Hazell, Mrs Sandra Webster

Family Life Co-ordinator     Mrs Sharon Cooksley   

Sharon is our Family Life Coordinator.  She has been involved in children's work here at the Parish Church since 2004, although has worshipped within the parish since she was 10 years old.  As her own family are grown (but not yet flown the nest!) she loves the opportunity to engage with families and children of all ages in both community and church settings.  Sharon is married to Ken, and enjoys reading, gardening and good historical dramas.

Worship Co-ordinator              

Situation Vacant


Parish Church Secretary     Mrs  Carrie Partridge   

 Carrie has been the Parish Secretary and the Rector’s Personal Assistant since 2015.
She also assists Rev Andrew Rowland as Rural Dean of the Wimborne Deanery. Carrie enjoys playing hockey with Wimborne Wayfarers and is a member of the Broadstone Community Band.



Additional Ministers

Canford is blessed with a very active team of retired ministers who also lead a number of the church's ministries

Revd. Dr Anne Gee (Pastoral Care Co-ordinator)
Revd. Bev Probert (with June, Prayer Ministry co-ordinators)

Mr John Bentall (Pastoral Care and Ministry to the Deaf)
Mrs Angela Castleton (Spirituality co-ordinator)

Leaders of Focus Groups (covering the key aspects of church life)

Children & Families - Sharon Cooksley

Buildings and maintenance - Chris Heppenstall

Kingfisher 2 Project - Michael Thomas

Pastoral Care - Anne Gee

Mission & Social Action - Karen Mounce

Worship - Stephen Orman

Social & outreach - Ellie Payne

Ministry - Chris Tebbutt

Treasurer & Finance - Alison Orman

Discipleship & Life Groups - Sandra Webster

Communications - Paul Webster

Other key contacts at Canford

Team Vicars

St. Barnabas (Bearwood)   Revd. Geoff Boland

The Lantern (Merley) - Vacancy 

All staff can be contacted through the Office
from 10am-12:00pm  (Not Thurs)