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Revd Michelle, Vicar at St. Mary's

On the 25th October 2018 Revd Michelle Goodrich became Priest in Charge at St. Mary's, and on the 10th February 2020 she was installed as Vicar by Bishop Willie Pwaisiho. ( See News Items 'Vicar of St. Marys' )

Revd Michelle can be contacted on:  07562 723 798; or email:  vicar@stmarysalsager.org 

With a career in retail behind her, and having served as a Reader for almost 10 years prior to ordination, Michelle was Deaconed in 2016 and Priested in June 2017. She has spent approximately 24 months as curate at St. Peter's, Prestbury as part of a team which covered three very different churches. The worship styles varying from Liberal Evangelical to Anglo Catholic, Together with her husband Julian, Michelle has strong active links with Cathedrals in both Kumasi and Mampong, Ghana, West Africa. 

For general parish enquiries please contact a Church Warden 

Oliver Worrall - 07531 268688 - wardenb@stmarysalsager.org




Rev Jim Britcliffe, Curate - writes '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. 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. Revd Jim can be contacted at  07536 184155 -  curate@stmarysalsager.org


Rev John Gleaves, Associate Priest of the Parish - 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.'  Father John can be  contact on: 01270 878169 or 07776 242132 -  clergy@stmarysalsager.org



Rev Graham Joyce, Associate Priest of the Parish -  writes  'I taught Maths in a Surrey school until 1987 when I trained in Bristol for Ordination. I was a curate in Heald Green then served as Rector at Church Lawton for 21 years, retiring in 2014. My passion is for the church to keep on growing more and more like Jesus – loving, compassionate, merciful, and helping those around us. It is important to me to be part of a church that welcomes and includes everyone as part of the church family.

I am very pleased to be joining the team at the Church of St Mary Magdalene '    
Rev. Graham can be contacted on 01270 883621 / 07944 256156


         Anne Joyce, Licenced Reader

I have been a Christian since I was 21 when I realised that God loved me
so much he sent Jesus to be my Saviour.  I am married to a retired vicar
and although I am a mother and mother in law to vicars, we are quite a
down to earth family. I was  licenced as a Reader in the Church of
England in October 2023 and love my role which means I. Can preach on a
Sunday and carry out my ‘day job’ as a speech and language therapist
on Monday.  I believe my call is to be a voice for those who don’t
feel able to be heard, and to share the message that we are all equal
and equally loved.

Anne can be contacted on  07964466503




For all bookings, including concerts, please see contact details on the 'Contact Us' page.

Jennifer Tyson leads the Hospitality Team (01270 875748), helping to deliver St. Mary’s social programme and acts as a resource for the provision of hospitality to those who use the church. 

The Warden leads the Maintenance Team. 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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