Vicar – Fr John Moore, BA, MBA, MA, DHECT
Fr John Moore is Vice-Dean of Guernsey and Vicar of St Stephen’s Church. He also serves as Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands for the Diocese of Canterbury.
Fr John was ordained in the Church of England following an initial career in business which led him to specialise in corporate and financial communications. Following studies within the Cambridge Theological Federation, he was ordained in the Diocese in Europe and served at St Michael’s Church, Paris from 2008 until 2015. During that time, he also served as Prison Chaplain and Hospital Chaplain to two different French institutions.
Fr John finished the requirements for an MA in Liturgy and wrote a dissertation on ‘The effect of the Oxford Movement on Anglican worship and liturgical practice in Guernsey’. He also has a keen interest in sacramental theology. Fr John is a Priest Associate of the Holy House at Walsingham and is a member of the Society of Catholic Priests.
Prior to coming to Guernsey, Fr John and his wife Claudia lived for 35 years in France. They have one daughter (Renata) who still lives in Paris with her husband Chris and their two children (Juliana and Cara).
Fr John is particularly fond of classical and sacred music and enjoys travelling and eating in Italy.
Honorary Assistant Priest – Fr Marc Trickey
Fr Marc Trickey was born in 1935 in London and evacuated to Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset where he settled with his family until 1954, when they moved to Bristol. He attended Prep school in Burnham followed by Bristol Grammar School, leaving in 1954 for work at the National Smelting Company at Avonmouth.
In 1958, Fr Marc was accepted for training for the priesthood, going to St John’s, Durham in 1959 to read Psychology, followed by the Diploma in Theology. He was ordained Deacon in 1964 for a curacy at St Lawrence, Alton; Rector of St John’s with Winnall, Winchester in 1968; then Rector of St Martin’s, Guernsey from 1977 to 2002.
From 1995 to 2003, Fr Marc was Dean of Guernsey and in 2003, was named Priest-in-Charge of Sark. Since retirement he has helped in and around the Deanery. He served for eight years in the RNR, served on the Board of Industry and Broadcasting Committees of the States of Guernsey, and on various appeal panels. He held a number of chaplaincies: Hospital (for 17 years), Naval Association, St John Ambulance.
Fr Marc enjoys reading, making bread and philately.
Honorary Assistant Priest – Fr Leslie Craske
Fr Leslie Craske was born in Knightsbridge, London. After serving on War Office Selection Boards with the King’s Hussars and for a second period during the Korean War, Fr Leslie graduated in Theology at the University of London, King’s College, where he was elected a President of the University Union for the year of the Queen’s Coronation. His post-graduate interests were in the Latin works of Pope Gregory and the emergence of Latin as an ecclesiastical language. For this he was awarded the Lambeth Diploma in Theology.
Ordained deacon and priest in the Diocese of Southwark, he served two curacies in London before becoming an SPG missionary in the Diocese of Matabeleland, where he was chiefly concerned with African education as Director of Mission Schools and Principal of the Diocesan Teacher Training College.
In 1967 he was appointed Vicar of St John, Upper Norwood, London and during that time served as the Archbishop’s Correspondent on Roman Catholic relations. He remained there until 1983 when he became Rector of St Saviour, Guernsey, retiring in 1997 after being appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Forest Church in order to unite the benefices.
He was Honorary Priest of the Vale Church for 15 years. In 1955, he married Joyce Grut of St Peter Port who worshipped at St Stephen’s Church. She had trained at Westminster Hospital and was Matron of a 6th Form Hospital College for Blind Girls. She was also an Anglican missionary in Africa. Fr Leslie has three daughters and one son.