Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Whitchester is run by a community of team members, ever growing and changing. They are responsible for the day to day running of the house, housekeeping, cooking and gardening, to name just a few. They are also responsible for the spiritual aspect of the house, prayer, healing and ministry. We are also blessed by faithful and dedicated volunteers who kindly assist with their many talents.


Nigel and Joan Kinnings-Smith, Head Wardens


As a family, Nigel and Joan have known God’s call to Whitchester and continue to sense His call here. They married in 2001, after they met a Christian Walking Club Event. Their Daughter, Amy also helps out at the house.
Prior to working at Whitchester they lived in Suffolk for 9 years, Lowestoft for a while and then at Quiet Waters Christian Retreat where hey were Team Members and then Trustees.

“As a family we have known God’s call to Whitchester….and continue to sense His call here. Whitchester is such a special place, not only as a lovely building but also there is such a wonderful spiritual atmosphere which we know is caused by people’s prayers over the years.”


Simon and Amanda Kimberley, Deputy Wardens


Simon and Amanda marries in December 1990 and spent their first 5 years together in Uganda, where Simon was employed by the Busoga Trust, and have also lived on the Isle of Man.
They joined Whitchester at the end of May 2018, accompanied by their cat, Tigger. They are both gifted in pastoral care and hospitality.

If you are interested in supporting us in any way, please visit our Friends of Whitchester page