Rev Jim Britcliffe - Curate at St. Mary's






Jim is the new recruit to St. Mary's clergy team, and we all wish him well in his new roll and on his journey within the ministry.


To paraphrase Bishop Mark. . .What a weekend we have had, not only do England’s Football Team stand a chance of getting to the Euro 2021 final, but we have also been able to Welcome Rev. Jim Britcliffe as the newest ordained member of St. Mary’s.

Jim who was ordained Deacon on the 4th July in Chester Cathedral will be joining St. Mary’s ministry team and serving full time alongside our vicar Rev. Michelle, and our two very supportive retired clergy of Fr. John and Rev. Graham.

We all look forward to getting to know Jim and supporting him in his ministry over the coming 3 years.

Congratulations Rev. Jim and every blessing to you, and your wife Debbie. We all look forward to getting to know you both.

Jim's own synopsis of his journey so far:

'After leaving school I followed my father and grandfather by working on the railways. After twenty years I took redundancy and, after a spell working as a wedding photographer, I became a driving instructor until I decided what I was going to do next. I never did make up my mind about what I was going to do next but God called me to ordination and I realised that being a driving instructor had never been my choice - God decided that I needed to learn about patience and that spending fifteen years as a driving instructor was the best way to learn.


It is both a great joy and a tremendous privilege to be invited to serve my curacy at St. Mary’s. I’m confident that alongside Michelle and the rest of the team here I can help to make St. Mary’s an even better place in which we can encounter God and, I pray, a place where the kingdom of God can grow.'