Meet the staff

Simon ScottSimon Scott - Rector

Simon is the Rector (or vicar) of All Saints. Simon was ordained in 1991 and moved to Little Shelford with his wife Susu in March 2005, after six and a half years working with students at St Andrew the Great church in the city centre of Cambridge. They have since been joined by Sheila, Rosie and two enthusiastic cocker spaniels, Jessie and Cookie.



Liz Halliday PicLiz Halliday - Assistant Pastoral Worker

Having been a member of the church family for several years, Liz joined the staff team as a part time pastoral assistant in October 2015. She has completed the BCUK Certificate in Biblical Counselling and has also been working locally as a GP on and off over the last 14 years. Liz is married to Gavin and they have three children, Abigail Nathan and Robert. In any spare time she enjoys playing the trombone, hockey, and family walks. 


Alison Hynds - Administrator

Alison joined us in September 2016.  Alison is married to Graham and they have two daughters, Hannah and Megan, both at St Bede's Inter-Church School. In her spare time Alison enjoys baking, reading and time away with her family.



Josh Cairns

Josh Cairns - Youth & Families Worker

Josh travelled across the Irish Sea from Northern Ireland in September 2016 to join us as our placement student from the Cornhill training course but has since then been appointed as our youth and families worker. You'll normally seeing him whizzing around Shelford on his bike or in the Deli which he affectionately calls his 'office'. Among other great talents, Josh has one of the best accents around the church but please feel free to ask him to repeat himself if you didn't quite get what he was saying!



Simon Scott's Blog

  • Last week I was up in Scotland on the island of Mull with my family. We had been invited to visit and I was asked to preach at a small Anglican church. We had a wonderful week but it was one of the few occasions in my ministry when I have received a public rebuke … Continue reading 50 not out…

  • For my last sermon of 2014 I chose the words of Luke Chapter 2:32, taken from what has been come known as the Nunc Dimittis. Simeon is describing the baby he had just held in his arms, the Lord Jesus Christ. He called him: ‘a light for revelation to the Gentiles and the glory of … Continue reading Bucket lists

  • Article 18 of the Church of England’s 39 Articles must surely qualify as one of the most culturally unpopular of Anglicanism’s core beliefs. Even the title is enough to upset contemporary sensitivities: Of obtaining eternal Salvation only by the Name of Christ. Still more strikingly, the actual text of the article anathematizes those who teach … Continue reading One way street…

  • There is a new buzz word in the Church of England: indaba. Only it isn’t very new at all. In one of his Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling recounts how at the beginning of time the dog, the horse and the ox held what was variously called a palaver, a pow-wow, an indaba and a punchayet in the desert to … Continue reading How the camel got its hump

  • I went down to the Tower of London with my wife Susu the Friday before Remembrance Day to see the amazing display of poppies there… More than 888,000 ceramic poppies were on display there, by the time they put the last one out on November 11th: one poppy for each UK or Commonwealth military casualty in World War One – the whole moat all … Continue reading Midshipman John D’U Scott