About Us

The West of Severn Benefice is located to the north of Gloucester and is a group of worshipping communites, each with it's own identity yet united as a Benefice.

Our Rector, Rev'd John Longuet-Higgins leads a team including Churchwardens, Debbie our Families Minister and Rev'd Steve our Curate.


Rev'd John Longuet-Higgins, Rector.

Rev'd John is married to Olive and lives in Hartpury. He has been  a vicar for many years in the Diocese of Gloucester and beyond. He enjoys walking, classical music, and is passionate about environmental issues.

Rev'd John can be contacted on 01452 700965 or vicar.westof7@gmail.com




Debbie Godsell, Families Minister.

Debbie is a mum of two children and was a primary teacher in Gloucestershire schools. She is a musician, enjoys painting and knitting, and collecting all things to do with elephants.

Debbie can be contacted on 07752 463537 or debbie.westof7@gmail.com





Rev'd Steve Godsell, Curate.

Steve is married to Debbie and was ordained in 2018, before this he was an Estate Agent & Photographer. Steve enjoys Formula One, walking the dogs, and taking photographs. 

Rev'd Steve can be contacted on 07752 463536 or curate.westof7@gmail.com


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