Our trustees



James Buckle
Chair of Trustees


I have lived in Semer since I was a child and am married with three children. I am a farmer and landowner and passionate about all things Suffolk and am determined to ensure the survival of The Suffolk Trinity for the enjoyment of future generations. I served as High Sheriff 2009-2010. I have been Master of the Essex and Suffolk Hunt since 1994 and have participated in point-to-point and team chases. I am a keen skier and enjoy shooting.




Liz Reid
Vice Chair of Trustees


Having been brought up in Northern Ireland, I attended art college in Chester. I have lived in Suffolk for 28 years, moving from Stoke by Nayland to Layham in 1996. My husband and I have two children, both of whom are married. Horses have always been a large part of my life since I was two years old and I am Joint Master of the Essex & Suffolk Hunt and volunteer with Shelley RDA. I am also a Parish Councillor When not working with horses, my interests are gardening, cooking, skiing, tennis, art and everything to do with the countryside.




His Honour Judge John Devaux, DL

Circuit Judge.

Hon Recorder for Ipswich.

Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk.

I have lived in Suffolk since 1979 and close to Hadleigh since 1988




Sheena Lawrence


Having grown up on a farm near Halstead in Essex, I then lived in London for four years, working first as a Medical Secretary and then as PA to a Partner at Knight Frank & Rutley.  I am married with four children, three girls and a boy.  My husband Jim and I started our business together 20 years ago, from farm buildings at our home in Stoke-by-Nayland.  We moved it to the Lady Lane Industrial Estate in Hadleigh six years ago and now employ 150 local people.  I am a committee member for the Essex and Suffolk Pony Club and help organise various events during the year. 


Hilary Jacklin


Born in Essex, I then went to University in London. This was followed with graduate training in fundraising and marketing at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I worked for the NSPCC and then went on to be Head of Fundraising at the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

I moved to Suffolk in 2000 with my husband and three children and now work in a local school, teaching children with special educational needs. I am a Trustee of RDA Ipswich and organise the biennial Art Exhibition in Stoke by Nayland



Rev'd. Chris Ramsey 


Husband and father of four, I moved from the IT industry to become a full time church minister over 13 years ago, having been involved with church ministry since my late teens. I have a passion for people being whole and being the best "them" they can be, which I believe involves helping them know just how much they are loved by God whether they think they deserve it or not.

I'm really pleased to be serving as a Trustee with the Porch Project, building upon some of the foundational work that has been done in the parish in connection with schools and young people through church and other local youth organisations.

I enjoy spending time with my family and our menagerie of animals. I am a keen console gamer and also enjoy modelling and painting for tabletop war-gaming . I know - weird hobby for a vicar, but then who wants to be normal!


What's new

Events - Posted 17/07/2018 14:43

Summer Celebration & AGM

Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.

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Events - Posted 06/06/2018 11:02

Horizons Session 6

Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.

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Funding + Support - Posted 22/05/2018 13:57

Ladies at Jim Lawrence raise money for the Project

A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.

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Funding + Support - Posted 15/05/2018 21:24

Grant from Gotelee Solicitors

A big thank you to Gotelee Solicitors for the £3,000 grant being the 2nd year of a 3 year award to part sponsor the salary of a femail youth worker.

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Events - Posted 15/05/2018 16:26

HRH The Earl of Wessex meets the Porch Project

On Friday May 11th we were invited by The Suffolk Foundation to be one of the groups being introduced to HRH Prince Edward at Birketts new HQ in Princes Street, Ipswich.

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