The staffing level of the Benefice is 3 full time stipendiary clergy, with additional support from one licensed Lay Reader, two retired Lay Readers as well as two clergy with Permission to Officiate. In July 2019 we also welcomed an Assistant Curate in training, based at Holy Trinity. Since January 2017 St Mary’s and St Benedict’s have formed a new pairing, sharing the Revd Richard Howlett’s time on a 50/50 basis. The Revd Lizzie Hood is based at Holy Trinity but also offers support at St Benedict’s. The Revd James McDonald is based at All Saints and similarly offers support at St Mary’s. As Team Rector Lizzie has overall responsibility for the team and is currently also Rural Dean of Hemel Hempstead.
The team meets weekly for prayer, mutual support and team business, and very much values collegial relationships, listening to and encouraging one another and pooling their different skills and talents for the benefit of the whole Benefice.
The Benefice is supported by an experienced part-time Administrator, working 22.5 hours per week, who is based at All Saints.