Who’s who

Lots of people are involved in many different areas of ministry – the following are some of the post-holders at St Giles’ Church:


Rector: currently vacant

We said farewell to our Rector, the Revd Felicity Davies, in August 2023, and are currently in interregnum


Revd Navina Thompson: Associate Priest

Navina has had a chequered career but since her calling into ordained ministry in the church has trained, been ordained and priested in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf for about two years. She relocated to the UK with her husband to be closer to her three adult children in late 2020, was licensed as Assistant Curate at St Giles’ in January 2021 and then Associate Priest from July 2022.


Linda Varley – Churchwarden


Geoff Edwards – Churchwarden




David Thould – Reader

David has been attending St Giles’ since the late 1980’s, and has been a Lay Minister since 1997.  He works as a transport manager and lives in West Drayton.  He enjoys walking and music.

Sally Blackman – Lay Minister

Sally has been attending St Giles for many years and was commissioned as a Lay Minister in March 2018. She lives with her husband and two grown up daughters and works in the Textiles Department at a secondary school. She enjoys arts & crafts and music and is a member of St Giles’ worship band.



Emma Taylor – Lay Minister