The Revd Angela Cooper
The Revd Angela Cooper was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Camel-Allen Cluster of churches in June 2016 and became Rector when we became a Benefice in July 2019
Born and brought up in Yokshire she came to Cornwall in 2001 following a varied career as a social worker, missionary relief worker, church worker, funeral arranger and general ‘jill of all trades’.
Angela trained for the priesthood in Cornwall, served her curacy on the Roseland and has now settled in our five churches: Lanteglos, Camelford, Advent, St Teath and Delabole. Angela likes nothing better than encouraging people to engage with the living God and has experience of a wide variety styles of worship.
In ‘down’ time she enjoys exploring coastal Cornwall; scouring vintage & antique shops, fairs and galleries for bargains and is at the beck and call of Jasper the cat!
The Revd Jeffrey Terry
Jeffery was ordained deacon at Truro Cathedral in July 2019, joined our Benefice as Assistant Curate in March 2020 and was ordained priest that summer. As a practicing Barrister, Jeffrey works in the benefice part-time.
Born and raised in the north west, Jeffrey studied and practiced law in London before returning north, practising as Arbitrator, Mediator and Barrister nationally but primarily from his chambers in Manchester. In 2010 Jeffrey and his wife, Susan, bought and renovated their ancient house just outside our benefice, in Trethevy, believed to have been a small medieval monastery occupied by the monks of St Piran, where they now live with their border collie, Bess. Sue and Jeffrey have two adult daughters, Sarah and Anna.
Ms Claire Salzmann
Claire is licensed to our Benefice as a Reader in the Church of England, which means she is trained and authorised as a lay leader to take services, preach and do pastoral work at the direction of the Rector. Claire regularly takes services around our Benefice churches and has a special ministry of bereavement care and funerals. Formerly House Manager at the University of Greenwich, London, now living in Delabole she can often be seen exercising her Fox-red Labrador, Star and is also enjoying learning the saxophone.
Mrs Sue Wilcox
Sue is also a Church of England Reader. A retired teacher, Sue’s speciality is working with children: she can often be found in our Open the Book teams presenting Bible stories in two of our primary schools and taking her puppets, Annie and Spike into Pre-schools to tell of God’s love. Sue also leads special services and Messy Church from time to time and is leader of a weekly Home Group: Together. Dogs Ziggy and Zanna are part of the family.
Each of our Parishes have two Churchwardens elected by the congregations each year who form part of the leadership team of the Benefice. They are:
Lanteglos by Camelford: Mrs Brenda Oliver and Mrs Mary Pearce
Advent: Mr William Gore and Mrs Kerstin Lewis
St Teath & Delabole: Mr Gareth Stubberfield and Mrs Yvonne Tew (St Teath) Mrs Tricia Hicks (deputy Churchwarden, Delabole)