Who's Who

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Parish Priest

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 pp.godalming@abdiocese.org.uk or phone on 01483 416880. If there is no answer please do leave a message.

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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