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Who's Who

The Reverend Canon Tony Billett

The Reverend Canon Tony Billett

Team Rector

Canon Tony Billett has been Rector of Diss since 2001, but only since the start of 2013 as Rector of the recently formed Diss Team Ministry. He has previously served as Rector of Stalham (North Norfolk) for ten years, and before that two curacies at Waltham Abbey in Essex and St. Peter Mancroft in the city of Norwich.

Tony describes himself as a 'middle of the road Anglican' who enjoys good music and food, playing bridge, and trying to stay human. He is married to wife, Liz and they have two grown up sons who live in London and Norwich.

Tony is very happy to be part of a lively and expanding team of parishes who seek to make God's love known in their communities.



Team Vicar (Current Vacancy as at 1st May)



The Reverend Maggie Swayze

The Reverend Maggie Swayze

Assistant Priest

Maggie was licensed as a Reader in 1983, and also that year became Parish Secretary, a role she retired from in 2016.

She began training for the ordained ministry in 2008, training with the Norwich Diocesan Ministry Course, deaconed in 2011 and priested in 2012.

Maggie is married to Neil, mother of Claire and Maria, and granny to Ellie.


Sarah Briscoe
Worship Leader, Roydon

The Reverend John Curtis

The Reverend Chris Davidson

Dr Sue Drake
Lay Reader

The Right Reverend David Gillett

Richard Hewitt
Lay Reader

Jenny Vere
Worship Leader, N.Lopham & Fersfield

David Summers
Lay Reader (Emeritus)

Richard Vere
Worship Leader, N.Lopham & Fersfield