Rev Simon Coupland is Installed as Vicar of St Richard, Ham

On Sunday 12th January the Bishop of Kingston installed Simon Coupland as Vicar of St Richard’s Ham, marking an exciting new chapter in the church’s history. Representatives of the church primary school, St Peter’s Petersham and Kingsgate Church Ham welcomed him, reflecting the strong partnerships which have already been built since his arrival as priest in charge in July 2018. St Richard’s was built as part of the Wates estate in Ham in the 1960s, and Simon is only the sixth vicar.