Meet The Team

Chris and Nic

Chris and Nic Kimmance lead Ashford Vineyard church. Chris works full-time for AV, while Nic works part-time as a Speech and Language Therapist and part-time for AV. They have 2 young daughters- Maddy and Lucy, Chris has a grown up daughter- Martha, and a cheeky pooch named Lola.

For the story of how they came to start Ashford Vineyard, see our ‘About Us’ page. 








Cluster Leaders

Ashford Vineyard has a Cluster Leadership Team that work with Chris and Nic to help the church thrive and grow. As a team, they spend time together to seek God in His plans for the church and Ashford community as a whole. They’re not employed by AV but they give their time and energy to see God’s plans put into motion! They all bring different gifts and skills, and hold different areas of responsibility. We love them very much, and are really glad they’re with us! 

Vicki Tatton- Cluster Leader with responsibility for Compassion

Chris Tatton: Cluster Leader with responsibility for Circles


Liz Thatcher: Cluster Leader with responsibility for admin







Dave and Laura Brittain

Dave and Laura Brittain: Cluster Leaders with responsibility for AV Kids

























AV Office


Liz Thatcher is our Office Administrator. She lives with her husband Alan. She has three grown up children and one crazy dog named Theo. She currently works three mornings a week for AV doing everything needed to keep the church running! If you need something doing, she’s the person to contact! Reach her at







Alan Bisby

Alan Bisby volunteers two days a week as our finance Administrator. For any questions about finance in Ashford Vineyard, or how you can give, contact him at










Chris Tatton is employed by Ashford Vineyard one day a week to co-ordinate our midweek small groups which we call Circles. For more information about our Circles, check out the page or email










Other useful contacts


Lisa Keane: Lisa is our ‘Plugged-In’ team leader. If you would like to find out more about getting plugged-in to the Ashford Vineyard community, get in touch with Lisa at

Anna Marsh: Anna is our AV Compassion administrator. If you have any questions about our AV Compassion projects, how you can  get involved or how to access any of our services, you can get in touch with Anna at 

Linda Christie: Linda is the administrator for Ashford Sings! – the community choir in Ashford, sponsored by AV ( You can get in touch with Linda for anything related to Ashford Sings! by emailing her at

Sara Whiteley: Sara is our Givings Coordinator. For any questions about how to give, gift aid or charity monetary donations, get in touch at

Karen Thatcher: Karen is our Communications Administrator. For any questions about social media, website or church communications, you can get in touch with her at:



-Edward Bone (Chair of Trustees)

-Chris Kimmance

-Adam Clegg

-Helen Hardwick

-Irene Hogben 

-Rachel Jenkins

-Heather Hayward (Secretary to the Trustees)

Don't forget, it's our regular Early Morning Prayer tomorrow morning, 7-8am at The Warehouse....