Sally profile

Revd Canon Sally Gaze

Sally has been Team Rector in the Tas Valley since September 2002. She lives with husband Chris and children Matthew and Katie in Newton Flotman Rectory and enjoy having lots of people round to share it with them – from the youth cells and PCCs to participants in the Gaze treasure-hunt parties and admirers of the train set in the loft.


Sally has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus in ways which make sense in 21st century culture She served as a member of the working group for the Mission-Shaped Church Report and wrote one of the books in the follow-up series “Mission –shaped and rural: Growing churches in the countryside” published in 2006.


Within the staff team, Sally has particular responsibilty for serving Newton Flotman and Swainsthorpe parishes and the Tas Valley Cell Church.  She also works quarter time for Norwich diocese as facilitaor for Fresh Expressions of Church. 

The Rectory
Church Road
Newton Flotman
NR15 1QB
01508 470762
Dawn profile

Rev Dawn Davidson

Dawn was licensed In July 2014 as Team Vicar in the Tas Valley Team Ministry and has special responsibility for serving the churches and local communities in Saxlingham and Shotesham. Dawn spent her childhood overseas attending schools in Germany, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Uganda, India and Italy.  She is married to Tim and they have one son, Joel.  A believer since her early years, Dawn's faith came to life after a powerful experience of God in 1993.  Her passions in ministry are prayer, preaching and pastoral care.  She keeps an illustrated journal and enjoys reading, needlework, knitting and walking.  (But not all at the same time!)

The New Rectory
The Street
Saxlingham Nethergate
NR15 1AJ
01508 498924
Martin profile

Rev Martin Hartley

Martin is married to Rach and they have four children at home - Dorrie, Willow, Noah and Honey. Martin also has two grown up daughters. After studying the two years that Ridley Hall in Cambridge he was ordained in June 2013.  Before  ordination Martin worked as a Community Evangelist with Church Army  in Bedfordshire.  He is a pioneer curate which means that at least half his time will be spent reaching out beyond the bounds of traditional church  with the aim of developing fresh expressions of church.  Martin has a powerful conversion story which was featured in the EDP last summer  Martin believes that  if as a church we want people to hear the good news of Jesus Christ,  then we first  must be prepared  to listen  to the people  in our communities. " I have found that over the years  if you give people an opportunity to come together  in community  they grasp it with both hands"  This was demonstrated  on Christmas Day after  a team of people organised a Christmas lunch at the village Hall  in Tasburgh.   46 people came  together and had a lovely community Christmas lunch   Martin's  recent venture  is to develop a  community choir. 46 people  shared  together in a  community Christmas lunch 

The Rectory
Church Hill
NR15 1NB
01508 471474
Andy profile

Outreach Worker Andy Cox

Andy Cox is a local outreach worker employed by the Cell Church through the Rural Evangelism Project.  The focus of his work is in Newton Flotman and Swainsthorpe.  His activities include:-  New Community Meal in Newton Flotman Church Room,  Developing Film Fun Friday in Newton Flotman School,  Leading a Small Group Exploring Discipleship in Newton Flotman/ Tharston, Helping to Lead Cafe Church in Newton Flotman School And lots of pastoral visiting and practical care for people in our village

David profile

David Lancaster

David provides support across the Tas Valley benefice, in his capacity as Reader.

12 Romany Walk
NR14 7QZ
01508 493159
Ian profile

Pastor Ian Masson

Ian has been Pastor at The Chapel since Jan 2009. Ian & Lynda live close to the Chapel in the village.

13 Kensington Close
Saxlingham Nethergate
NR15 1TR
01508 499121

Mrs Corinne Boyce

Corinne is the Named Person with oversight of Safeguarding for work with childre, young people and vulnerable adults.  Assistant Safeguarding Officers help her in each parish

01508 470263

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