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Revd Michelle, Priest in Charge at St. Mary's

On the 25th October 2018 Revd Michelle Goodrich became Priest in Charge at St. Mary's

Revd Michelle can be contacted on:  07562 723 798; or email: 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

Albert Hart  07710 219292


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 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! Father Bryan can be contacted on: 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.

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.

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.