ICS Council

Angela MarshallAngela Marshall has served in St. Mark’s Versailles as Assistant Chaplain alongside her husband David (Chaplain) from 1992-2004, first as a Deacon and then as the first woman in the Diocese in Europe to be priested. She is currently serving in the Aquitaine chaplaincy as Assistant Priest. She was elected onto the ICS Council in 2009 and as Vice-chair later that year.

LaurenceLaurence Biggs is married to Alison and they have five children. Prior to ordination he worked as a computer consultant. Laurence has a passion for world mission expressed through work in Romania with Romania Care (a charity he jointly founded in 1990), Mercy Ships and as a Seasonal Chaplain with ICS since 2007. He joined the ICS Council in 2009 and is particularly interested in pioneering new work and seasonal mission.

dominicDominic Newstead Minister for Christ Church, Little Heath, Potters Bar. He has a passion for seeing good worship in schools, and seeing how the worshipping school community can be anchored in parish life. He taught Anglican Eucharistic Theology at the Institut Superieure Ecumenique in Paris, France, and was part of the team translating Common Worship into French.

John PhilpottHaving taught in Uganda in the 60’s John Philpott was an Ordinand and Curate in the 70’s, an inner-city vicar in the 80’s and a middle-England vicar in the 90’s. From 2000-2008 he served as Chaplain in Prague. Subsequent to retirement he joined the ICS Council in 2009 and moved to Exmouth from where he and his wife Margaret venture forth on fulfilling locums on mainland Europe. His favourite text currently is, ‘You are of Christ, and Christ is of God.’ (1 Cor. 3:23).

michael sander (2)Michael Sanders was the ICS Chaplain at St. John and St. Philip in The Hague (2001–2007). He is now active as a Locum and is a member of the ICS prayer group in Cheltenham. He is married to Lesley with three married sons and four grandchildren, is recently retired and now enjoys watching sport, cultivating the allotment, going to concerts and the theatre and keeping abreast of political and economic affairs.

+Henry ScrivenHenry Scriven is the South America Director for the Church Mission Society, in Oxford. He is married to Catherine and have two married children, Anna and Joel, and two granddaughters. His interest in ICS dates back 38 years ago when he served as Seasonal Chaplain in Interlaken. Later he became Chaplain in Madrid and then Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese in Europe (1995-2002). In his CMS role he has special concern for the two South American chaplaincies.

Valerie ThomasValerie Thomas was first introduced to ICS 20 years ago on a campsite in France. She was a member of St. Paul’s, Tervuren, and then St. Michael’s, Paris, where she was licensed as a Reader. She served on the Synod of the Diocese in Europe. Valerie is married to John, who served as an RAF officer and have an adult daughter. Valerie continues to be a Reader in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, serves on Diocesan Synod, and is a volunteer Hospital Chaplain.

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Ann Tyndall is a member of St. Paul’s, Tervuren near Brussels and prior to joining ICS Council was a CMS trustee for several years. She is a lay minister, married to Simon (the chaplain of St. Paul’s) and has two married children in the UK. She was a pharmacist before moving to Belgium. She volunteers at a local social café, is learning Dutch and hopefully improving her French and is enjoying exploring this fascinating country at a significant time in its history.

chris-wellerChris Weller has been a supporter of ICS through St. Peter’s, Château-d’Oex. He is a Chartered Accountant and was employed in the banking sector for thirty-six years until retirement. He was finance director of the UK subsidiary of Svenska Handelsbanken and then financial controller of its international capital markets’ division in Stockholm. He is a member of St. Philip’s Church, Tunbridge Wells where he is Treasurer. He ran the Rochester Diocese Poverty & Hope Appeal from 2006-2014, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of The Magic Circle, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carmen and a life member of Kent County Cricket Club. He and his wife Dorothy are keen supporters of the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Royal Opera House.

David WhiteDavid White comes from Northern Ireland and spent most of the last forty years in Brussels. As a Reader in HT Brussels, at St. Mary and St. Martha in Leuven and for a year in Florence. When he retired from his career in the European Commission, he studied Theology in Leuven before he and his wife Diana moved to Northchurch in Herts. David joined the ICS Council in 2012. He is also Chair of the Board of the Chapel of the Resurrection in Brussels.


Tim Wright joined ICS Council in September 2016.



Steve WStephen Wookey has been Rector of St. David’s, Moreton-in-Marsh for eighteen years, having previously come from Central London. He was first involved with ICS when working as Assistant Chaplain at St. Michael’s in Paris from 1984-1987. Since then he has been a Seasonal Chaplain in Carnac, and has been on the ICS Council since 2010. He is convinced of the strategic importance of English-speaking churches in reaching people of many different nationalities.

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