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.

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.



Ben Davidson became the Pastoral Assistant for Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom in September 2022.

Born and raised in Rhuddlan, near the small cathedral city of St Asaph, North Wales, he came up to Cambridge in 2017 to study theology at Magdalene College. He stayed on for a Master’s in philosophy of religion, and is keen to move on to a PhD study. He likes to balance his intellectual pursuits with the more practical side of faith. Before his first degree, he spent a year working in a church in Southampton on the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme; and a career in Anglican ministry is something he would like to explore further during his time as pastoral assistant here.

When not doing something in one of the churches or schools, working in Twelve or cycling between them, he lives in Cambridge as part of Lyn’s House – an ecumenical Christian charity that seeks to foster friendships between adults with and without learning disabilities through hosting tea parties and shared meals. He is also passionate about history, including local history, and volunteers with Cambridge Past, Present & Future to open up Barnwell’s Leper Chapel to the public. In spare time that’s not spent reading, he tries to teach himself calligraphy and bookbinding.

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

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Alison Daniels was appointed Fulbourn Director of Church and Community music in August 2022. In this post, she is responsible for the oversight and development of the Parish and Community choirs, and for the nurture of music across the benefice.

Alison combines her post with a lay clerkship at Ely cathedral (where she is the first woman to hold such a post), with teaching, and with freelance singing work. 

Alison studied music at Pembroke college Cambridge, followed by singing at the Royal Northern College of Music. In a varied and interesting career, she has performed in opera, oratorio and recital, in venues as diverse and geographically disparate as King's College Chapel and the Miner's Welfare Centre in Ystradgynlais. Alison lives in Cambridge with two sons, and when not engaged in music enjoys reading and open water swimming. 

She can be contacted by email.

Sian Hornby was appointed as Parish and Choir Administrator in September 2022. She assists the Rector and the Director of Music with the administration of the Parish, Twelve, St Vigor's Parish Choir and the Fulbourn Community Choir.

Sian is also a professional musician and music teacher, combining her admin roles with freelance singing (including with the St Vigor's Parish Choir and with local choir, Cambridge Chorale) and teaching.

She lives in Soham with her husband and two sons, all of whom also sing at St Vigor's, and enjoys reading, boardgames with her family and cooking.

She can be contacted by email.