Who's Who

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Parish Priest & Moderator (Resident in Godalming)

Fr Jonathan How

Fr Jonathan was ordained priest for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in 1993 and was appointed parish priest of Godalming in October 2019. He has previously served as a priest in the parishes of Woking and Cobham. He knows Godalming well from his 18 years on the staff of the Seminary at Wonersh, teaching Philosophy and Liturgy.

He is a trustee of the Diocese and chairs its finance and art and architecture committees.

He has an active involvement with the Scout Movement at local, national and international level. In his spare time he enjoys climbing and mountaineering.

He can be contacted at the presbytery, by email at jonathan.how@abdiocese.org.uk or phone on 01483 416880. If there is no answer please do leave a message.

Fr Jonathan lives at St Edmund's, Croft Road. He is Parish Priest of Godalming in solidum with Fr Rajesh and acts as Moderator.

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Parish Priest (resident in Haslemere)

Fr Rajesh Minz was ordained in 2008 for the Diocese of Rourkela in the North East of India. 

After ordination Fr Raj served as an Assistant Parish priest in my home diocese, setting up a new school. After two and half years he was transferred to St. Albert’s Theological Regional Major Seminary in Ranchi, India where he had sone his own theological studies. He taught theology there for two years before being sent to do further studies in Pastoral theology at Leuven, Belgium.

With the agreement of his bishop, who wished him to have the experience of living and working abroad as a missionary, he has served in our Diocese in Bexhill since 2015, moving to Haslemere in September 2022.

Fr Rajesh likes visiting the families, care homes, sick, elderly and housebound. His hobbies are: reading, writing, walking, basketball games.

Fr Rajesh lives at the presbytery in Haslemere and serves as parish priest in solidum for Godalming, alongside Fr Jonathan. He can be contacted at rajesh.minz@abdiocese.org.uk and on 01428 643877.

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Parish Assistant

Sarah Stilwell is our Parish Assistant, working part-time to support the mission and administration of the parish. She works from home as well as the parish office and is best contacted by email: godalming@abdiocese.org.uk

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Parish Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Planning Team meets every half term and helps direct the strategic pastoral development of the parish. Its members are Fr Jonathan, Angela Gilmour, Ian Honeysett, Jo Lewry, Joe Meaney, Sarah Stilwell (ex-officio), Eleanor Streatfield, and Adrian Wyn-Griffiths (ex-officio).

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Parish Finance Committee

Chair of Parish Finance Committee - Adrian Wyn-Griffiths

Parish Priest - Fr Jonathan How

Parish Treasurer - Rory Flynn

Gift Aid Coordinator - Eileen Hudson

Members - Damian Wheeler, Margaret McClinton

Secretary - Sarah Stilwell

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Please note that, where the area has a page on the website, you will be directed to relevant page by clicking on the words "CLICK HERE". The contact details will be found on the page to which you are directed.

Bumps and Babes CLICK HERE

Catenians Rory Flynn 01483 422154

Children's Liturgy CLICK HERE

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer 07585 657090

Emergency Contact St Joseph’s Guildford 01483 562704

First Holy Communion CLICK HERE

Gift Aid  Eileen Hudson 01483 208238

Knights of St Columba Sean Leathem 01483 423954

Live Simply Jo Lewry 01483 421520

Missio Nick de Caestecker 07985 096233

Parish Safeguarding Representative CLICK HERE


Sacristan Brenda Brown 01483 422418

Social Concerns Margaret McClinton 01483 424967

St Edmund’s Primary School 01483 414497

St Vincent de Paul 07379 108009

TTT Andy Poulsom 01483 420206

Youth Jo Taylor CLICK HERE