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The Management Committee is elected at the Annual General meeting and consists of

The current incumbents (as of July 2023) are:

Peter Selby (Presiding Moderator)

Nicky Von Benson (Outgoing Moderator)

Nicky was ordained in 1985 and a founder member of Chrism.  She has worked as a solicitor, a vicar and as a family mediator. Now largely retired she delivers some mediation training, lets consulting rooms to counsellors and therapists, leads walking holidays and teaches dinghy sailing.   She has an interest and involvement in questions relating to gender identity and spirituality.

24 Little Penny Rope, Pershore WR10 1QN


Telephone: 07503 002220

Vacancy (Incoming Moderator)

Margaret Trivasse (Secretary)

Margaret is a counsellor who is employed by the NHS in Bradford, West Yorkshire.  She is currently part of a Community Mental Health Team and has a particular interest in working with asylum seekers and refugees.  She was ordained priest in 2005 and is Associate Priest in the parish of St Gabriel, Prestwich, Manchester.

114 Valley Mill Lane, Bury, BL9 9BY


07796 366220

Rebecca Craven (Journal editor)

Rob Fox (Treasurer)

Rob retired as an indirect tax specialist with HM Revenue and Customs in 2022. Ordained in Manchester, from the Northern Ordination Course, in 1991, he moved to Newcastle in 2017 and has Permission to Officiate in that diocese.

51 St Ronan's Drive, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, NE26 4JW


0191 429 2017

Best time to contact: 18:00 - 19:00

Lyn Page (Committee Member)

Julian Blakemore (Committee Member)

Julian has over 37 years' experience working in the banking sector, mainly in the City of London. He was ordained into the Methodist ministry in 1992 and is attached to the North Hertfordshire Circuit.  He is convenor of the CHRISM Theology Discussion Group.

62 Lomond Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 6BT


07889 431695

Best time to contact: most, by email

Vacancy - Committee Member)

Ali Creasey (Representative to CHRISET)

Ali is currently an IT Project Manager for a national law firm and sees this predominantly as the place of her ministry. She has had a varied career from youth work within a church setting through to a variety of roles in IT Change Management. She is experienced in Prince 2 and is a qualified Scrum Master. She was ordained as deacon in the Church of England in 2015 and priest in 2016 and is currently serving the parish of Totley, West Sheffield alongside her full-time role.


07496 451687

Best time to contact: Evenings between 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hugh Lee (Moderator Emeritus)

Hugh has worked in the worldwide coal industry as an energy economist for more than forty years.  He also actively campaigns for net-zero carbon policies to be adopted sooner by government, fossil fuel companies and the Church of England.  He has been an Anglican priest for nearly forty years and is currently helping in a benefice of four lovely villages to the East of Oxford. He was member of General Synod 2000-2015 where he tried to represent MSEs.

64 Observatory Street, Oxford, OX2 6EP