Meet the Trustees

David Francis


David Francis,  is a social care specialist, with extensive experience of working with young people, drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He is also a lead organiser of music and arts activities in Nailsea and talented musician in his own right. Nailsea resident.

Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust

Barbara Calvert


Barbara Calvert is a retired headteacher and has lived in Nailsea for more than 40 years. She is keen to see the Tithe Barn become a vibrant community asset for the whole of Nailsea.

Sandy Riley


Sandy Riley, a retired Senior Nurse/Care Inspector has lived in Nailsea for more than 40 years and her grandchildren attend the local schools. Sandy is our key Trustee for the Leg Club at the barn.

Chris Pelmear


Chris Pelmear is a retired Facilities Management Consultant, recently returned to the area after forty years living in Bristol.   He is keen that all members of the community experience the special magic that this beautiful building gives to any event under its roof.  

Jo Edwards


Jo Edwards is a History teacher and Examiner, and has lived in Nailsea for 16 years. Jo’s passion is encouraging young people to  learn about history and heritage. Jo is the current Chair of Trustees.

Mark Thomas

Mark is a Primary school teacher and heads up the Alive at the Tithe team for the Trust.

John Laver

John  is the Treasurer for the Trust, and is a Nailsea resident.