Reverend Stephen Holmes

Originally from Bournemouth, Stephen studied Theology at St Andrews University and was trained for the Priesthood at Chichester Theological College. He was ordained in Southwark Cathedral in 1986, serving two curacies at Croydon Parish Church and Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire – two churches known for outstanding music and liturgy. Stephen returned to Bournemouth to be Vicar of St Luke’s Winton, where he served for 18 years. He was Rector of the parish of North Stoneham and Bassett from January 2010 until September 2015, and was also the Actor’s Church Union Chaplain to the Nuffield Theatre at Southampton University.