Our Staff and Structure
The Rev. Michael Beckett, our much loved vicar of 28 years, retired in September 2021 and the church is now in an interregnum until a new minister is appointed. This process is underway with consultations with the congregation taking place in September and October before we submit the required documentation to the diocese so that the post can be advertised.
During the interregnum, the people legally responsible for the church are the church wardens who work with the Parochial church council to ensure that church services and other activities continue.
The church wardens can be contacted for information about services, pastoral care or any other concerns -
Ann Barrett – firstname.lastname@example.org - (also chair of PCC)
Julia Evans – email@example.com
Our church administrator is Sarah Davie – firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Evans is a Licensed Lay Minister and is involved in leading and speaking at St Paul's and children and families work. She is now retired from primary school teaching which gives her time to be involved in the various programmes at St. Paul's. Julia loves the wide and varied friendships and community of St. Paul's, and is fortunate to have her 2 children living close by with whom she and her husband Martin spend time with, particularly her 8 year old granddaughter Wren who teaches her much about God and life. Unfortunately she also likes food and all things sparkly but tries to contain both! She is currently learning to play the piano, a long time wish, and in the hope of keeping her mind 'nimbleish.'
Licensed Lay Minister
Christina Barry has been involved in the life of St Paul’s church and school since joining the parish in 1985. Life events in recent years led to a ministry in pastoral care and she is now a Licensed Lay Minister. Christina supports ministry with the elderly at St Paul’s in this time of growing need and vulnerability and has developed a good relationship between the church and St George’s Court Nursing Home. Christina has a keen eye for detail and is a great asset on any committee. Christina is still active as a singing teacher and has two adult children living abroad who she enjoys visiting when it is possible.
The overall governing body of St. Paul’s is the Parochial Church Council (PCC). Members of the PCC are trustees and are legally responsible for the governance of St. Paul’s.)
Click Here for details of current members of the PCC and PCC management structure
Role of PCC
The PCC consists of:
For us this means that the PCC provides oversight, governance and development regarding:
The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found in our Safeguarding Policy and on the Church of England’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding. If you have any non-urgent questions or concerns please contact our church wardens on email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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