Revd Chris Leslie
I came to St Mary’s, Shinfield, from Greyfriars Reading in 1999 for a three-month placement as part of my training as a Lay Minister (otherwise known as a Reader or LLM). This was then extended and became permanent when I was licensed in 2000. Just before the Benefice was formed I was ordained in 2005 after training at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. I have continued in the role of NSM/SSM across the Benefice since then.
I am involved on various Diocesan activities, being on the Diocesan Synod, the Board of Patronage, and some other committees; and, as well, am involved with the training of LLMs.
My wife Jean and I have three daughters and seven grand-children, and live opposite St Mary’s Church.