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The Priest in Charge (or Rector) of the Benefice is the Rev'd Caroline Burnett.


Caroline's background is in motherhood, social services and care for the elderly. She had a long career before ordination as an ordinary member of a church congregation with particular involvement in children's activities.


Caroline was ordained in 2003 in St Albans Abbey and then served in two parishes in Watford area of Hertfordshire. She came to the benefice of Compton, Shackleford and Peper Harow in April 2013. She is in her fifties.

Rev'd Caroline Burnett Rev'd Jenny Lee

The Rev'd Jenny Lee is a retired Priest who works in the Benefice. Jenny was ordained as a Priest in 2003 following a career in social work. She spent the first years of her ministry in the Sheffield Diocese.

Venerable Julian Hubbard

Since 2011, the Venerable Julian Hubbard has worked as the Director of Ministry for the Archbishop’s Council and leads a team that develops policy and supports both lay and ordained ministry. This Ministry Division also trains more than 900 new clergy each year.

His exciting past experience includes having been Archdeacon of Oxford and canon of Christ Church, chairing the diocesan committee for interfaith work and he was also a founder member of the Oxford Council of Faiths.


More can be found about Julian on his Church of England page.


Julian helps  our Benefice by taking some of the services at St. Nicholas’ Church Compton, thus freeing Caroline to spend more of her time with the congregations in Shackleford and Peper Harow.

Tim Burnett

Tim Burnett is Rev'd Caroline's husband and, after completing the Guildford Diocesan Occasional Preacher's course in December 2014, will be preaching during our Sunday services up to five times a year. In addition, Tim has now been trained to lead 'Services of the Word' (church services whch do not include Holy Communion) and so will be leading the occasional worship service such as Evensong, etc.


Keenly interested in both spiritual and scientific matters since an early age, Tim enjoys exploring the links between these two subjects.