( Julie Robson and David Hewlett)

The Revd. David Hewlett (Vicar)

David 's family roots lie in Worcestershire. He trained as an RE teacher at St. Paul 's C. of E. College, Cheltenham Spa and graduated with honours from Bristol University in 1972.

He taught for 5 years at a boys boarding school near Portsmouth, during which time he was admitted as a Reader, the youngest in the Diocese at that time.

He went to The Queen's College, Birmingham to train for the ordained ministry. David was ordained deacon at Michaelmas 1979 in St. Laurence's Ludlow, where he served his title as curate. After 20 months David moved to become Vicar in the embryonic Ludlow Team Ministry with responsibility for 4 villages.

In 1984 David moved to become Vicar of Marden, near Hereford and Field Officer for Lay Ministry in the Diocese, then CME Officer & Director of P.O.T. He also taught on The Gloucester and Hereford School for Ministry.

A short time teaching in Wiltshire preceded a six-year period as Co-ordinating Chaplain to The Frenchay Healthcare Trust in Bristol, during which time he also taught in the University School of Medicine.

In 2000 he moved back into ministerial training - both Lay and Ordained - and Parish development in the Diocese of Lincoln. This was followed by 5 years at Pontesbury in Shropshire before moving to Corbridge in 2008. The hands of time have put an end to David 's career as a soccer referee. However occasionally he still attempts to play the English game - yes, he's always been mad about cricket !

David is a member of ‘Modern Church’; ‘Progressive Church Network; and ‘Changing Attitudes.


Julie Robson (Assistant Curate NSM)

Julie was born and brought up in Leeds, where she attended Beeston Hill Grammar School for girls. She left Yorkshire in 1970 to pursue a career in music, travelling extensively throughout Europe with a pop group, eventually touring as a solo act. Julie settled in the North East in the mid 1970's, her musical career continued until 1988. She also has a background in the Construction Industry, in 1992 she became a Member of the Institute of Builders Merchants. She joined her partners building firm in 1994 where she was contracts manager. She retired in 2008, when she began exploring her religious vocation.

Julie began training for ordination in 2009 and has completed 3 years academic study with Lindisfarne Regional Training Partnership, gaining a Diploma in Theology and Ministry from Durham University. She was ordained Deacon by the Rt Rev Martin Wharton Bishop of Newcastle on 1 st July 2012.

Julie's favourite hobbies are fly fishing, music, and reading historical biographies.