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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 or rev.michelle.goodrich@gmail.com

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 

Brian Haley  07880 794286 - wardenb@stmarysalsager.org

Albert Hart  07710 219292 - wardena@stmarysalsager.org


 

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.'  Father John can be  contact on: 01270 878169 or 07776 242132 -  rev.johngleaves@googlemail.com or clergy@stmarysalsager.org

 


 

Rev Graham Joyce -  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
Revglj@gmail.com

 

 


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. 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. (see News Items - Social Events).

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 Wardens lead 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. Albert Hart (07710 219292) or Brian Haley (07880 794286)

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


How we see ourselves
A description of how we see ourselves as a church community.

How to find us
Where we are in Alsager

How St Mary's is run
Details of the organisation of St Mary's