One Parish, Three Churches

Reverend Canon Dr Dennis Stamps - Rector

Dennis was born near Chicago in the USA. However he regards California as his childhood home. He with his wife Helen moved to the UK in 1984 in order to do PhD studies in theology at the University of Durham. Dennis trained for ministry at Westcott House Cambridge and following his curacy was involved in theological education at the Queen’s Foundation teaching New Testament and serving as Dean and Principal. He came to St Albans diocese in 2002 as Ministry Development Officer and Residentiary Canon at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. [Nationally on behalf of the Church of England he is a Senior Inspector of theological colleges and courses and serves on several Ministry Division committees. He remains involved with the St Albans Centre for Christian Studies.] Dennis has particular commitment to Ecumenism, adult theological education, and research and writing on the New Testament. Leisure includes the seaside, walking, a good film and listening to music (mostly classical).

Reverend Linda Williams

Linda Williams, BA(Hons), PG Dip.Ecumenical Theol., BA(Hons) Ministerial Theol. Assistant Priest, based at All Saints District Church, but also working across the Parish Linda was born in Kent and grew up around the Medway Valley. She trained for ministry at the South East Institute of Theological Education whilst also working in Primary/SEN education as a teaching assistant. Linda is married to Nigel and they have one daughter. Linda was ordained in Southwark Diocese and served her title in Kenley in the London Borough of Croydon, where she was also a member of Mayday Hospital Chaplaincy Team. Linda is particularly interested in Ecumenism and all things European and has studied at the World Council of Churches Institute in Geneva.

Reverend Sally Goodson

Sally was born in Buckinghamshire, and moved with her family to Cambridge as a teenager. After university in Birmingham she worked for many years as a Speech and Language Therapist for the NHS, working with children with special needs. She trained for ministry at STETS in Salisbury, and was ordained in 2013. She served her title in Winchester, where she was also a hospital chaplain. Sally is married to Kelvin and they have two sons. Leisure includes walking, including charity walks, and a love of Cornwall.

Reverend Professor Nicholas Goulding

Professor Nicolas J. Goulding, B.Sc.(Hons.), Ph.D., Adv.Dip. Theol. Associate Clergy, St Mary's, Kinsbourne Green Nick was born in Salisbury, Wilts and grew up in Dorset and Lincoln. He gained a degree in Physiology & Biochemistry and a PhD in Immunopathology at Southampton University and spent 10 years researching into arthritis at the Royal National Hospital in Bath. A Reader for 10 years, he felt the call to be ordained in 1994. He and his family (wife Jenny and two children) moved to Harpenden in 1994 and he trained for the ministry part-time at Oak Hill College, whilst establishing an Arthritis Research Unit at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He is Chaplain to Bart's and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry and also teaches pharmacology, immunology and medical ethics in the University of London.