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Revd Albert Martin
Vicar 1938 to 1960



Revd Gerry Sidebottom
Vicar 1960 to 1982



Revd Harold Jones
1982



Revd Douglas Claypole White
Priest in Charge 1982 to 1998



Revd David Mason
Priest in Charge 1998 to 2005. Officiated until 2011.


Revd Robert Evens
Rector of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting
 with Souldrop.
2005 to 2015

Revd Thomas Sander
Curate 2011 to 2014

Revd Reuben Preston
Rector of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting
 with Souldrop.
2016 to 2018

Revd Paolo Di Leo
Rector of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting
 with Souldrop.
2019

St Mary's Church
Felmersham, Bedfordshire
 
List of Incumbents

Right: Robert Grosseteste, Rector of Felmersham (1247 to 1253)
 and Bishop of Lincoln (1235 until his death in 1253)

Details on Felmersham Rectors and Vicars are published in
Felmersham - The History of a Riverside Parish

Date Rectors Date Curates
1235 C.... St. G...   SAMUEL ROGERS ?
1247* ROBERT CROSSETESTE 1785 HUMPHREY DRAPE

1253**

CAMPANUS DE NAVARIA 1786 THOMAS CAVE
1297 ANTHONY DE NIVIANO 1792 ANTHONY DANVAT
1314 THOMAS DE PEVESEY 1792 VALENTINE GRANTHAM
1317 ADAM DE OKEBOURN 1793 WILLIAM JACKSON
1333 JOHN DE BURNHAM 1794-1802 ISACC HURST
1363 JOHN DE SCHROPHAN 1825 JOHN LUTE
  RICHARD CLAREBURGH 1833 E A POWELL
1386 WILLIAM PRENTIS 1845-6 H P MEASON
1405 JOHN THOMAS 1856-7 THOMAS STEEL
1409 JOHN STEYNTON 1858-9 GEORGE METCALF
1416 JOHN STOKES 1861-5 JOHN MORGAN BROWN
1420 RICHARD SAMPTON 1866-7 T W GODDARD
1423 WILLIAM COSYN   Vicars
1455 RICHARD RICHARDISSON 1827 HENRY DAVIS WARD
  THOMAS WEDOWE 1846 FIELDING PALMER
1464 ROBERT RICHARDSON 1867 RICHARD RAWLE
1469 ROBERT HERYSON 1870 EDMUND WODLEY ASHFIELD
  JOHN THOMAS 1884 CHARLES DOUTON
1506 RICHARD COBB 1889 FELIX MAZUCHELLI
1538 ROBERT MODIE 1896 WILLIAM LETHBRIDGE
  Vicars 1903 BRUCE CUMING
1541 GEORGE STEPHINSON 1917 LAURENCE RAWDON LEVETT
  THOMAS SOAMES 1921 SHELDON ROBERT HART
1561 HENRY WATTES 1922 CHARLES EDWARD MEADOWS
1562 JOHN ROO 1931 EDWARD FISHER
1575 TOMAS NICHOLSON 1938 ALBERT LEWIS MARTIN
1578 WILLIAM TOFTE 1960 GEORGE SIDEBOTTOM
1579 EDWARD STILL   Priests in Charge
1591 THOMAS BANISTER 1982 HAROLD JONES
1597 JOHN HUDLESTON 1982 DOUGLAS CLAYPOLE WHITE
1599 HUMPHREY TOTNAM 1998
 
DAVID G MASON
Officiated until 2011
1600 NICHOLAS CRAVEN Rectors
Joint Benefice: Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop
1610 JOHN AULDCROFT  
1626 ISAAC CRAVEN 2005 ROBERT EVENS
1633 THOMAS ASHETON 2016 REUBEN JAMES PRESTON
1634*** RICHARD HOLDEN 2019 PAOLO DI LEO
1676 SAMUEL WEED
1694 JOHN BOLTON  
1707 ABRAHAM BAYLEY  
1712 THOMAS BOWBER  
1732 JOHN GAMBLE
1733 MICHAEL FRITH  
1756 JOHN HUTCHINSON  
1792 HOMAS WATSON WARD  
1825 TWILLIAM HENRY GREENE  
*Robertus Grosseteste; c.1175 1253 was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist and Bishop of Lincoln. He was born of humble parents at Stradbroke in Suffolk. Upon his death, he was almost universally revered as a saint in England, but attempts to procure a formal canonisation failed. Like all the Rectors from 1235 to 1541 Robert collected the tithes from the parishes where he was Rector and lived off the proceeds.

**It is possible that Campanus de Navaria (1220-1296) was presented with the living upon Robert Grosseteste's death and retained the living until his death in 1296. Campanus de Navaria was a famous Italian mathematician who translated Euclid's theory of ratios from Greek into Latin. Campanus probably never left Italy let alone visit Felmersham. He was Chaplin to Pope Urban IV. 

***Richard Holden managed to stay in office during a very turbulent period in the history of the church and state. During his 42 years as vicar, from 1634 to 1676, he managed to survive the Commonwealth Period from 1649 to 1660.

Details on Felmersham Rectors and Vicars are published in Felmersham - The History of a Riverside Parish

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