People & Contacts
Rev’d Helen Rengert
The Revd. Helen Rengert, Tel 01603 879275
The Rectory, Station Road, Reepham NR10 4LJ
Our Team Rector Rev’d Helen has a passion and flair for youth work, taking on the roles of Ordinands and Initial Training – Honorary Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands. Taking on the day to day running of parish affairs across the benefice, supported by a team of volunteers Rev’d Helen is also a Pastoral Supervisor for those in ministry and charity workers.
The Worship Team
Rev’d Helen is assisted by clergy, Lay Leaders and retired clergy with Permission to Officiate across our Benefice. The Worship Team provide additional pastoral support and enable Rev’d Helen to visit different parishes each week.
The Revd. Keith Rengert, Tel 01603 879275
The Rectory, Station Road, Reepham NR10 4LJ
Rev’d Keith is Rural Dean for the Ingworth and Sparham Deanery, Honorary Priest Vicar at Norwich Cathedral and House for Duty Priest for the benefice on Sundays.
In November 2018, Rev’d Keith was appointed as the first Chaplain for Reepham High School and College and continues to provide support to staff and pupils alike. Since January 2023, Rev’d Keith has become the full-time Multi Academy Trust Chaplain for Synergy schools, providing pastoral care to over 3,000 young people and over 400 staff across Reepham High School and College, Stalham High School, Sheringham High School and Litcham High School.
Richard has been an Authorised Worship Assistant since 2013. Over the last 36 years he and his wife Lesley have lived in Swannington, Lyng and lately Reepham.
Licensed Lay Minister (LLM) since 2021 with gifts in pastoral care, worship leading and team building.
Fran is originally from Cornwall though her family spent a year in India when she was a baby because her father was in the Indian Navy. For nearly forty years Fran worked with children as a speech therapist, including ten happy years in Tasmania. Fran met Charles on a mountain in Scotland – and just over a year later they were married! Following their marriage, they came to live in Norfolk, six months in Reepham then Elsing since 1990. Over the years Fran has belonged to Anglican, Presbyterian and Evangelical Churches. In 2002 she was asked to start leading a Word & Praise service in Elsing and has been doing so ever since. Fran was also churchwarden for St Mary’s Elsing from March 2007 to March 2021. Fran has recently become an Authorised Worship Assistant within our benefice.
Rev’d Canon Peter Halls
Canon Peter Halls came to live in Weston Longville with his wife Margaret upon his retirement in 2003. Peter has lived mostly in Norfolk (and Suffolk) and went to Norwich School. After National Service in the R.A.F. he went to college in Bristol, and, whilst studying met my wife Margaret. They married in 1963. Ordained in 1964, Peter served curacies in Blackburn and Bromley where their two children – Judy and Philip – were born. Peter and Margaret now have two grandchildren. They came back to Norfolk in 1970 and served in country parishes, and a Norwich Housing estate, having served several times as Rural Dean. Peter enjoys singing, classic cars, and gardening as well as sport.
Sue has served as an active Lay Minister [Reader] for thirty five years. For twenty five years she taught Communication Skills in three Theological Colleges. Sue has visited the Taizé Community in France many times in the past twenty five years and has led six groups from the diocese to spend a week there. Taizé Prayer is held in Reepham Church several times a year. Now widowed, Sue’s husband was a priest.
Rev’d Judith Sweetman
Rev’d Judith moved to Reepham with her husband Rufus in 2018 , having retired from full time stipendiary ministry, firstly as a curate in Essex and then as an incumbent of five parishes in Suffolk. This followed a 25 year career in librarianship and specialist information work in local government. She is now only semi-retired (!) having joined the Ministry Team as Honorary Associate Priest. This means Judith is “on duty” and available to assist Revds Helen and Keith and other Ministry Team members in the benefice for three days a week, usually Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As well as taking some Sunday services, and providing holiday cover for Keith and Helen, she sometimes takes funerals and other occasional offices and offers pastoral care and support, particularly in Reepham.
Rev’d Richard Turk
Tel: 07721035009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard joined us as Assistant Curate in June 2021 having trained for two years for ordination. He lives in Lyng with his wife Laura and their two children Jacob and Hannah.
Richard grew up in Brighton, and Laura in Lincolnshire and Hampshire. They met at university in Norwich, where they were both studying history The family enjoy bellringing, music, reading and being outside.
Richard’s sending parish is St Peter Mancroft Norwich where he was previously Churchwarden and Laura was involved in Co-ordinating children’s work. Each year, the family join the Scripture Union beach mission in Lincolnshire which has become a family tradition with Laura attending since she was a baby and her father attending since he was a boy.
Rev’d Tim Weston
Tim is a retired priest with Permission to Officiate (PTO). He loves playing golf.