Swanage Team contact details

If you have any queries then please get in contact with the relevant person below. 

In case of emergency please contact the Team Rector or the Team Vicar in the first instance. If neither are available please contact:

Revd John Staples or Revd Tony Higgins (details below).

For contact details and directions for each church click on the links on the left.

Team Rector

The Very Revd John Mann

The Rectory, 12 Church Hill

Swanage BH19 1HU

01929 422916


Day off Saturday



Assistant Curate

Revd Solveig Sonet 

27 Bell Street

Swanage, BH19 2RY

07367 785634


Day off Friday

Team Vicar

Revd. Andrew Corke

The Vicarage, 5 Redcliffe Road,

Swanage BH19 1LZ

(01929) 421836; mobile 07711898723


Day off Friday

Resident Priest - Revd Tony Higgins

(St Nicholas Church, Studland)

The Old School House, School Lane, Studland, BH19 3AJ (01929) 450691


Pastoral Team - Revd John Staples

(01929) 421715


Youth Minister – Berno Vierbergen

31 Jubilee Road, Swanage, BH19 2SE


Verger (St. Mary’s) – Mr. Chris Phillips

Flat F, Craig-y-Don, Belle Vue Road, Swanage, BH19 2HP (01929) 421011

Parish Secretary – Mrs. Karon Quirey

Parish Office, St. Mary’s Rooms, Church Hill, Swanage, BH19 1HU (01929) 421117


Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Fridays: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm; Lunch: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

‘Church Alive!’ Parish Magazine Editor –

Mrs. Jane Cooper

Dinosaur Footprints, 21 Townsend Road, Swanage, BH19 2PU (01929) 423591



‘Church Alive!’ Distribution Manager –

Mrs. Karon Quirey

Parish Office, St. Mary’s Rooms, Church Hill, Swanage, BH19 1HU (01929) 421117

Safeguarding Contacts

St Nicholas Church, Studland:

Jane Hawksworth


Tel (01929) 426512 Mobile 07880 832005 

St Mary’s:

Avril Harris

Tel: (01929) 425774

St Mark’s:

Margaret Chinchen

Tel: (01929) 425224

All Saints:

Ann Corke

Tel: (01929) 421836

Swanage and Studland Team of Churches takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. The Church of England Parish Safeguarding Policy (to which both PCCs are committed) can be accessed at the bottom of this website's home page. If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact any of our Parish Safeguarding Officers, listed above.  Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500 664800 or email