Staff team

  Nick Hiscocks, Vicar Nick is married to Cecilia and they have four children – two girls and twin boys. Nick joined us in 2011 from Christ Church Bromley, where he served as curate and Associate Vicar for Mission, during which time he led a church plant for 4 years. Nick enjoys playing squash, cooking and watching war films.  

sam-passportSam Dickinson, Assistant Minister

Born in Devon and raised in Wiltshire, Sam is delighted to be back in the West Country, joining the staff team in September 2016. He and his wife Emily have three young sons, and they are longing to help people in Westbourne meet Jesus. At the weekend you’ll find them on the beach or exploring the Isle of Purbeck. A newcomer to the area, Sam is on the hunt for local ale and a good curry; any tip-offs gratefully received!  

IMG_2290Tom Winstone, Families, Youth and Children’s Minister

Tom is married to Isabelle and they have two daughters. Before coming to Christ Church Westbourne, Tom spent two years studying Children’s and Youth Ministry at Oak Hill Theological College. Tom enjoys teaching the Bible to children, young people and their families and equipping others to do the same. In his spare time, he enjoys football, motocross and photography.  

Andy Nash, Community Minister

Andy is responsible for building our links with all who live and work in our local area, in order to help everyone understand the Christian faith. He is married to Abi (see below!) and became a Christian while a geology student at Aberystwyth University. He worked in the construction industry for several years before training for ministry at the Cornhill Training Course in London.  

Abi Nash, Women’s Worker

Abi is married to Andy and, like him, trained at the Cornhill Training Course. Abi’s work includes Christian encouragement of women in the church. She became a Christian while she was at sixth-form college, and was a housing officer before working for the church.

Beren Miles, Ministry Apprentice

Beren is married to Stephanie. He grew up near Christchurch and once he had married Stephanie they moved to Poole. Beren enjoys exploring the New Forest, playing on his Xbox and drinking coffee.


Theo Irvine, Ministry Apprentice

Theo studied music at King’s College London and graduated in 2015. He then spent a year working for Nationwide Building Society in Bournemouth during which time he attended Christ Church. He enjoys playing the piano, cross country running and the odd game of football and tennis! 

James Ivin, Ministry Apprentice

James is married to Ann and they have two children. He worked as a music teacher for twelve years before becoming a ministry apprentice and now helps to lead music at Christ Church. He is currently studying the Bible with a view to becoming ordained in the future. In his spare time, he enjoys writing music, reading and following Formula One racing.

Barry and Shirley Windsor, Church Visitors

Barry and Shirley visit our church members who are in hospital or ill at home. Barry is a retired GP and Shirley a retired nurse.      

Eddie Purse, Church Visitor

Eddie also visits our church members who are in hospital or ill at home. Eddie is married to Cynthia and is a retired Baptist pastor, who has served churches in Hertfordshire and Sussex.