Who’s Who

Rev Andy Tufnell

Andy arrived at Christ Church in 2017 with his wife Claire and their two daughters. Before he began full time ministry in the church he was a secondary school Physics teacher in the UK and Uganda. Andy loves time with his family, whether it’s a family walk, attempting to sing along to the latest Disney soundtrack, or playing on the beach. You could easily spark a conversation with Andy with an exploration of the big questions of philosophy, Physics and faith. But, if you prefer movies, books or watching the football over a pint, you’ll find Andy equally satisfied.

Tom Murphy

Tom joined us in the summer of 2021 as our Church Growth and Planting Enabler.  He has been married to Helen for 35 years and has four daughters and four grandchildren.  Tom has spent the last 25 years as a Pastor in two Vineyard churches – 22 years at Trent Vineyard seeing the church grow from 30 people to 3,000 people and planting 10 church plants and three years a church planter in Derby.


Ryan Mellor – Ordinand

Ryan, who has been a member of our congregation for many years,  started full-time training for ordained ministry in the Church of England in September 2020 and is now in his second (and final) year at St Mellitus College, Nottingham. Together with the Bishop and his team, they are currently working out where he’ll be for the next stage of his training, which will be a curate post somewhere in the Nottinghamshire area.


Claire Tufnell – Ordinand

Claire, married to our vicar, is also an ordinand with us and has been in training since September 2020.  Like Ryan, she is also in her second (and final) year at St Mellitus College, Nottingham.  Claire is involved in many aspects of ministry at Christ Church especially around our outreach activities.



Church Wardens

Anne Willmot

Anne Willmot

Stephen Scott

Stephen Scott

The churchwardens are elected annually by church members and are the representatives of the church to the vicar and the vicar to the church. They have practical responsibility for the buildings and fabric of the church and help the vicar in developing the strategic direction for the church. Following election at the parish Annual General Meeting, the wardens are then formally appointed by the Bishop and act as Officers for the Bishop. Their roles are:

  • to support the vicar and work with the vicar in leading the church
  • to be responsible for the buildings and grounds of the church

The wardens can be contacted via the Church Office.

Safeguarding Coordinators

Victoria Verhoeven Safeguarding Coordinator for Children

Victoria Verhoeven, Safeguarding Coordinator for Children & Young People

Sally Meadows, Safeguarding Coordinator for Adults at Risk

Sally Meadows, Safeguarding Coordinator for Adults at Risk

We have two safeguarding coordinators who advise on safeguarding matters at Christ Church, Chilwell and St Barnabas, Inham Nook.

For any queries contact the Church Office or email [email protected].

Church Office

Kathryn Britton

Our administrator manages the day to day running of the office and co-ordinates the operation of the church centre. The office also deals with:

  • Publishing the notice sheet each week (available via email, church website and paper copy)
  • General and practical queries
  • Room bookings
  • Bookings for baptisms, funerals or weddings
  • Ordering supplies
  • Booking appointments for the vicar
  • Supporting services by providing the paperwork and administration