Who we are

Revd Jayne Elizabeth Shepherd is Part time Priest in Charge at St Mary's (she is known as Revd Jayne or the Vicar). She was welcomed to the parish in July 2015 and has been in ministry since her Ordination as Deaconess in 1982. As well as caring for the parish she is a Lacemaker and leads Retreats for Lacemakers. Jayne also gives talks on her Lace Pilgrimage to both Church Groups and Lace Groups. Jayne has spent many years in Health care Chaplaincy and has a keen interest in liturgy and reaching out to the local community.

To contact Revd Jayne please use the contact form under 'Contact Us' or telephone 01270 875748.                   

Rev John Gleaves - Curate - writes  'After retiring as vicar of Alvanley and Manley, I have returned to my position as curate at St Mary’s, where I started off.  I regard my ministry as supporting the other clergy, members of the congregation and the wider community of the Church.'  Below are Father John's Contact details: 01270 878169   rev.johngleaves@googlemail.com   



Rev Dr Bryan Halson - Assistant Priest - writes 'I assist at St Mary’s in a voluntary capacity.  I see my role as supporting the ministry of St Mary’s in the community, assisting in the worship services, and (because I have helped at St Mary’s for over 40 years) being a sort of ‘link’ with the past!  Here are Father Bryan's Contact details: 01270 652393   bryan@bbhalson.wanadoo.co.uk

Mike Elkin - Licensed Reader - writes '  I assist at services at St Mary’s and visit members of the congregation who can no longer get to Church, to take Holy Communion to them.  I also conduct funerals and visit families to arrange the service with them. Here are Mike's Contact details: 01270 877027  patnmikelkin@hotmail.co.uk

Christine Redstone - Licensed Pastoral Worker and leader of the Pastoral Team - writes 'I lead the team which provides pastoral support for the congregation and others in the community. We work with the clergy to respond to individual needs and facilitate the pastoral care of the elderly, with particular emphasis on those in care. We also do our best to ensure a good welcome at St Mary's and to organise transport to and from church, as required.  Christine's Contact details:  01270 882200  christine@redstone.me.uk

  St Mary's has an enthusiastic choir who lead the singing during term time at the Parish Communion and provide music for special occasions.  They rehearse regularly - please see the Calendar for dates or contact Revd Jayne.

Margaret Snowdon leads the Reception Team which administers and staffs our Open Door bookings and lettings.  For all bookings including for concerts please follow this link: 

Open Door bookings

Jennifer Tyson leads the Social Team (01270 875748). This team plans and delivers St. Mary’s social programme and acts as a resource for the provision of hospitality to those who use the church.

Ron Tyson leads the Maintenance Team (01270 875748). The team manages the upkeep and security of the church building and grounds, ensuring that all the facilities function effectively and safely, taking into account the needs of disabled people and administering insurance and other relevant policies.

Jan Kermeen assists the clergy in the administration associated with Baptisms and our Sacristan Ann Lancefield-Walker welcomes families to the baptism services.

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