Colin Reed


Colin came to the parish in June 2011 and lives in the Rectory in Hingham with his wife Louise and family.He was ordained to Ministry in the Church of England in 1995 and has spent over 10 years of his ministry in hospital Chaplaincy in Plymouth and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Before ordination, he studied History at University and then trained as a nurse, working at a variety of hospitals in London and then for a cancer charity. His interests include all aspects of history, board games, walking, and amateur photography. He’s not especially fond of craft or gardening but was persuaded to join the Bereavement Group’s Christmas Wreath making activity and seemed to enjoy himself.


Peter Trett

Ordained Local Minister with Permission to Officiate

Ordained in 1997, Peter is an ex-toolmaker,  draughtsman, and general engineer. While not inclined to the academic side of life, he is practically minded. Peter comes from a long line of farmers, wherry-men, millers and general scoundrels. Peter is  Norfolk and proud of it. He and his wife Nicola have lived at Hardingham for forty years. He loves water sports, especially sailing.

Jean Batchelor

Reader in the parishes of High Oak, Hingham and Scoulton with Woodrising.

Jean became a Reader in 2011 in the Diocese of Lincoln after retirement from teaching. She came to Hingham in 2014 after the death of her husband. She has one daughter living nearby and cares for her grandson after school and in school holidays. She also has a son living in East Yorkshire and a large family of stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoys walking her dog, Riley, reading and films.

Shirley Holt

Ordained Local Minister with Permission to Officiate

Shirley has worked in the Parish since 1993, first as a Lay Reader before being ordained in 1998. She retired in 2015 so that she would have more time with her grandchildren and for all the other interests she enjoys, which include playing golf, walking the dog,  sailing with friends and also holidays, especially when they include golf or sailing!
She has the Bishops Permission to Officiate,  which means she is still involved in Parish work taking Services, Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms.

Sally Wallace-Jones


Like Colin, I trained at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and was ordained as a priest in June 2018 at Norwich Cathedral. As a Norfolk girl, I am proud to be a part of the clergy team here. I am married to John and we have two badly behaved Siamese cats. Before ordination, I was a teacher and I have a background in Archaeology having worked in Egypt for many years. I enjoy travelling, cooking, photography and music of all kinds. As curate, I am here to both serve and to learn and I really enjoy meeting all kinds of people. I am here for anyone who needs me so if you have something to discuss, or feel like a chat or just fancy sharing a coffee please get in touch.