Fr Toby Boutle

Fr Toby Boutle has been the Parish Priest of Swindon New Town since 2020. Fr Toby writes, “It is a great privilege to be serving central Swindon as parish priest. It is an exciting time to be here as we look forward to growing in loving service of the wider community, in faith and in numbers, with the launch of our mission project in 2023.”

Before coming to Swindon, Fr Toby served his curacy in Chichester and was formed for ministry at St Stephen’s House in Oxford. Prior to ordination, Fr Toby had been a barrister in London for about a decade, specializing in trusts, succession, Court of Protection and charity matters. For many years, Toby was a trustee of the North London YMCA, and in Chichester helped set up a new charity providing hot meals to people who are homeless. He has also served as a governor of a secondary academy school.

In addition to his duties in the parish, Fr Toby is also an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, working with those discerning a call to diaconal or priestly ministry. He is a trustee of the Big Breakfast Plus charity, feeding people who are hungry or homeless in Swindon. Fr Toby also continues to serve as the Bishop of Chichester’s Parliamentary Chaplain in the House of Lords.

Fr Ross Copley SSC
Fr Ross Copley joined us in February 2023 as our Mission Priest.

Before coming to Swindon, Fr Ross served his curacy in Lincoln, and was formed for the priesthood at S. Stephen’s House, Oxford. He has been married to Victoria since 2015.

Fr Tim Davies

Fr Tim Davies begins his diaconal ministry among us.  In July next year, God willing, Fr Tim will be ordained priest and will celebrate his first Mass here in the parish.  Fr Tim joins us after three years as an ordinand at S. Stephen’s House in Oxford.

Lay Workers

 Tom Dumbell

Tom Dumbell will be joining us, after Easter, to work full-time in the Parish as a lay worker.  Tom writes:  “I’m from a working class background and was born and grew up in Lincoln. My background is in Youth Work and Evangelism and I’ve been working in a Youth Work context for a decade. I’m passionate about working with children and teaching the faith to the next generation. I’m really looking forward to getting to know everyone and working in Swindon! 

 “In my spare time I’m interested in history and politics. I’ve got a qualification in dinosaur biology and I am a keen amateur palaeontologist, having also taught palaeontology in schools. I’m also keen on nineties culture, such as films and music, enjoy singing and like watching Japanese cartoons and films. I live with my dog Linda who is also looking forward to getting to know lots of you!


Linda McEntee

Linda McEntee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Parish Office and is available on Monday and Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. She is able to assist with baptism and wedding arrangements, funeral arrangements and any other enquiries.
She is responsible for General parish office duties and will be pleased to assist with your enquiries.

In the event of the office being un-manned, please leave any messages on the office answerphone, 01793 538220 and we will get back to you.


The Parochial Church Council (the PCC) has a responsibility, together with the clergy, for: the fabric and care of the church; finances; the conduct of worship; the pastoral support and mission of the church.

Elections to the PCC take place each year at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Any worshipper who is on the parish electoral roll is eligible to stand for election to the PCC.

Currently our PCC members are as follows:

Parish Priest:

Fr Toby Boutle email:

Mission Priest: 

Fr Ross Copley email:


Mr Sandy Steele-Davis
Mrs Carole Green

Deputy Churchwarden:

Mr John Bishop


Mr John Bishop


Mrs Sue Carvell email:

PCC Members:

Mrs S Carvell
Mrs C Cox
Mr M Ellis
Ms M Gladman
Mrs P Gordon
Ms S Hornsey
Dr J Huby
Mrs L McEntee
Mrs P Mortimer
Mrs V Pepper
Ms N Saunders
Mrs R Schofield
Mr A Skeil
Mr D Stephenson
Mrs C Tiller
Mrs L Trigg
Mrs H Watt
Fr D Woodhouse