All Saints Church Necton

Meet the Team


Revd Stephen Thorp

Stephen has been the Rector here at the Necton Benefice since 2006. He trained at London Bible College and Trinity College Bristol having previously worked in a bank. He is married to Ruth and they have three grown-up children. He is a Dr Who enthusiast.


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Licenced Lay Minister

Carole Hicks

Carole trained as a nurse in Nottingham where she met and married Michael, a doctor. After they settled in Norfolk Carole worked as a practice-nurse for 16 years. She was licenced as a Lay Minister in 2006. Her ministry includes preaching and pastoral work with a particular heart for prayer ministry.

Licenced Lay Minister


Susan March

Susan is Norfolk born and bred, works in the NHS, and enjoys living in the countryside. She was licensed as a Lay Minister in 2006, joining the Necton team in 2018.

Authorised Worship Assistant


Michael Bennett

Mike is Norfolk born and bred, married to Mandy and runs with her a business designing and building crop stores for farms around Eastern England. He was appointed an AWA in 2013 having been part of the ministry team for many years.
Mike has a heart for men's ministry and organises the men's breakfasts and other men's events held at All Saints, as well as the men's prayer group.


Authorised Worship Assistant

Michelle Faccenda-Tait

Michelle is studying a BSc in Building Surveying whilst working as a Facilities Manager providing support for various academies in Norfolk and Suffolk. Michelle is married to Dave who is an ICT technician working in three local schools.

Michelle was appointed an AWA in 2014 and is part of the Church Family Worship team. Michelle is currently focusing on completing her degree and once complete plans on discerning what the Lord is calling her to do.