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Rev. Alice Goodman has been our Rector since September 2011, and has general oversight for the three parishes of Fulbourn, Great and Little Wilbraham with Six Mile Bottom. She originally comes from Minnesota, U.S.A., and studied literature both at Harvard and then here in Cambridge. Alice has an established literary reputation both as a poet and an opera librettist. Her late husband was Sir Geoffrey Hill, the Professor of Poetry at Oxford. She has one daughter, Alberta, and four grown-up step-children.

Having been brought up in a Jewish family, Alice converted in adult life to Christianity, and later became ordained in the Church of England. She joined us from Trinity College, Cambridge, where she served for 5 years as Chaplain. Before that, her first job in the Church of England was as Assistant Curate to the Kidderminster Parish Church Team.

She can be contacted at the Fulbourn Rectory on 01223 880337, or  email via Twelve.
She has a 'Vestry Hour' in Twelve most Saturday mornings from 10.30-11.30.

Father Miles Pateman began his curacy with us in March 2019.

Miles was born in Nottingham, but moved to Tydd St Giles (near Wisbech) when he was three-and-a-half due to his father taking a position at Elgood and Sons brewery.  He went to school at King’s Peterborough, finding an interest in history and German for his A-levels. He read German at the University of Swansea, which included a placement year in Austria.

After graduating, Miles spent a very enjoyable couple of years working for Royal Mail as a delivery postman in March, N. Cambs. During this time, he was discerning his vocation for ordination, and headed to North London as a Pastoral Assistant in two very high Church parishes.

Miles went to the College of the Resurrection at Mirfield, West Yorkshire - the only theological college of the Church of England to be attached to a monastic order (the Community of the Resurrection).  During his three years there, he obtained a BA in theological studies with the University of Sheffield and an MA in pastoral theology, concentrating on Church engagement with sub-cultures. During this time, he was sent on placement to a large rural group of parishes in Lincolnshire, to parishes in Wacken in Northern Germany (as part of the mission link with Nordkirche) and with the Royal Navy Chaplaincy Department.  He was also sent to Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for two weeks.

Miles was ordained to the diaconate on 1st July (Canada Day) 2018 and began his curacy in Stanground and Farcet on the edge of Peterborough, joining the benefice of Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams on Ash Wednesday, 2019.  He was priested on June 29th, 2019.

Miles lives with a blue budgie in Trumpington.

He can be contacted 07396 261144 or by email.

Rev. Rex Buckley was licensed as our Honorary Associate Priest in 2019.  He was brought up in Cheshire, attending a grammar school where the choices for compulsory winter games were lacrosse or rugby. Soccer was banned. He opted for rugby, playing on the wing, because he could run fast enough to avoid being tackled.

After he left school, he trained as a primary school teacher in Liverpool and taught for 5 years before training for ordination at Cuddesdon. In 1977 he was made deacon, and in 1978 was ordained priest. The whole of his parish ministry, until moving to Fulbourn, was in the Chester Diocese, ending at Sandbach.  From 1990-2003 he served as a Territorial Army Chaplain with the Cheshire Regiment, The Royal Corps of Signals and then The Army Cadet Force.  From 2003, he was the lead Chaplain for the Cheshire Police Force on a part-time basis; and then, having retired as Vicar of Sandbach, he became full-time Chaplain for a further 5 years, leading an ecumenical team of 12 Chaplains.  He also became bass drummer, sometime tenor drummer and cymbalist in the Cheshire Police Corps of Drums. Boom-boom!

He and Sue were married in 1980, and have 2 daughters. One lives in Cherry Hinton; and she and her husband have 2 young sons. Their other daughter is in London.  They moved to Fulbourn to be nearer their family, and for Rex to build a permanent model railway (for his grandsons, obviously).

He can be contacted by email via Twelve.

Mr. Steve Mashford has been our Licensed Lay Minister since 2003. Steve is responsible for sharing in the general ministry of the churches. He is married to Jenny and has two married daughters and a son. They have lived in Fulbourn for the last 12 years. In his spare time he enjoys watching sport, including football and cricket.

He can be contacted on 01223 882163 or via email.



Natalie Lealand became the Parish Assistant for Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom in September 2020. She supports the work of Alice, our Rector, and helps to organise services in the churches for the school, runs Happy/ Sad Club in school, and sometimes takes assemblies.

She was born and raised between Blackpool and St. Anne’s, before moving to her maternal Barnsley at the age of 19.  She would happily live in a bookshop, and plays the viola and ukulele.

She came to Cambridge in 2017 to study theology as a mature student, and, having recently graduated, is glad to be done with essays for the moment!  She is looking forward to navigating current world challenges alongside the people of Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams.

She can be contacted via Twelve (01223 882070) Mondays to Thursdays or via email.

Natalie Lealand