Reverend Rickey Simpson-Gray
I am Rickey Simpson-Gray, Vicar, in the Parish of Wokingham St Sebastian’s, Sonning Deanery.
A bit about me:
My social friends know me as “Rickey” although my formal name is “Lennox” as my mother and father couldn’t decide and so I have carried dual names ever since. I am married to my lovely wife of 28 years, Nicki, and we have two children.
I served my first Incumbency as Team Vicar in the Parish of the Claydons, a Benefice of three churches and traditions, in North Buckingham. It was a honour to be serving our local rural communities.
I am originally from the Diocese of St Albans where I served in two team churches in the Hemel Hempstead Parish. Earlier, I served in Watford in praise and worship services, pastoral care and altar ministries.
I spent my formative years in the Church of God of Prophecy serving in the equivalent ministries of my late mother who was a Pastor. Beyond church, I served in several government roles as a Chartered Management Accountant. My wife, Nicki, is a Child Psychotherapist.
I relax by reading, walking and play a bass guitar with several friends covering different music genres and am sponsored by Thwaites Stringed instruments.
I am really excited that God has called me to this new post. I am looking forward to building connections, finding opportunities, offering encouragement and support after a few challenging years. I hope you’ll join me as we look to the future of journeying together with fun on this exciting road of discovery and opportunity.
†Reverend Rickey Simpson-Gray
Crowthorne is located in the Royal County of Berkshire close to the Hampshire and Surrey Borders.
The village of Crowthorne is split between the Unitary Authorities of Bracknell Forest Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council and even those who live in the Wokingham Borough will tell you that they actually live in Crowthorne. There are few retail facilities within the Parish a small parade of shops in the east...