Who’s Who


Parish Priest Minehead with Watchet and Parish Priest Dulverton

Fr. Michael Thomas
8 Townsend Road
Minehead  TA24 5RG
Tel: 01643 702201
or  when at Dulverton or in emergency 07532 368455
Email: Minehead.sacredheart@parish.cliftondiocese.com
Before being ordained Fr. Michael was the general manager of a University Student Union in Bristol. He is currently the dean of Taunton Deanery and secretary of the Council of Priests.  Away from work, he is very interested in choral music, steam railways and collecting works of art.

Deacons to both parishes



Reverend Vincent Woods MA
Tel: 01984 634681
Email: vincent.woods@deacon.cliftondiocese.com

Before his ordination in 1993, and for some 6 years after, Vincent Woods worked as an Operations Manager for Lloyds Bank.  After 31 years with the bank he took the opportunity of early retirement in 1998 and has undertaken the deacon’s ministry as his main interest since.  Formerly a Parish and District councillor, he retains an interest in current affairs, has a love of classical and jazz music and enjoys walking and cooking.  Getting the caravan ‘bug’ some ten years ago both he and his wife, Rosemary, enjoy holidays and short breaks in their motorhome.




Reverend David Croucher
Tel: 01643 822059
Email: david.croucher@deacon.cliftondiocese.com

Deacon David has been married for 48 years to Chris ,and they have three sons and four grandchildren Dcn David qualified in 1971 as a Pharmacist and rose through the ranks of management in Boots the Chemists until leaving a Regional Management position to open his own village Pharmacy near Ventnor, Isle of Wight . . It was there that he felt the calling to the Permanent Diaconate and was Ordained in Portsmouth Cathedral by Bishop Crispian Hollis on July 4th 2004 .    Moving to this Parish community in July 2014 , Dcn David and Chris feel very much a sense of “belonging”  in this West Somerset Parish .
For 2017 he is Chair of the Christians Together in Minehead group . After 52 years of motor sport David has retired and now, for relaxation, divides his time between creating a garden model railway and being a travelling ticket inspector for the West Somerset Railway.




Parish Administrator

Loraine Taylor
Tel: 01643 702201
Contactable: Thursday & Friday mornings


Minehead Pastoral Council

Chairman:     Tim Griffin                             Tel: 01643 821971

Treasurer:     Michael Hankin                     Tel: 01643 702805


Dulverton Parish Council

Secretary:     Martin McNeill                       Tel: 01984 640862

Treasurer:     Frank O’Neill                         Tel: 01643 831803


West Somerset Catholic Parishes Magazine Editor

Melanie Carroll                                            Tel: 01643 708522

Email: wscpmagazine@gmail.com


Dulverton parish contact for the Parish Magazine

Ann Roocroft                                               Tel: 01398 322942

Email: brianroocroft@btinternet.com


Parish Finance Committee

Chairman:     Glyn Davies



Minehead Safeguarding Representative

 Rosemary Woods                                       Tel: 01984 634681


Dulverton Safeguarding Representative

Carol Rous                                              Tel: 01398 323509

Tim Todd                                                      Tel: 01398 341114



Robin Adeney                                               Tel: 01984 633615

Email:  robin.adeney@care4free.net