People

This page will introduce you to some of the people at the heart of parish life. All of them can be contacted via the Parish Office.

The Ministry Team

The Reverend Larry Wright

Larry oversees all aspects of mission and ministry in the team and links with civic and community organisations working to enrich the lives of residents in our neighbourhoods.

Team Rector of Kings Norton

The Reverend Jayne Crooks

Jayne was ordained in 2004 and was a Team Vicar here. Now retired, she is working in a supportive role to the Parish Team, mainly as our weddings administrator.

Hon Assistant Priest

The Reverend Catherine Matlock

Catherine was ordained in 2018. Her role as Pioneer Curate gives her a particular responsibility for finding ways of engaging with local communities and organisations.

Curate

Pauline Weaver

Pauline works closely with children and families. She is passionate about strengthening community ties and believes that being a good neighbour goes beyond the people next door.

Licensed Lay Minister

Fay Fearon

Fay is a Reader licensed to teach and to preach, to conduct funerals and to undertake pastoral work. She is an Assistant Warden of Readers in the Birmingham Diocese.

Reader

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The Reverend Eliakim Ikechukwu

Originally from Nigeria, Eliakim has been active in pastoral ministry since 1985. A former prison and hospital chaplain, he was previously on the staff of St George's Church, Newtown. 

Assistant Rector

David Ash

David is a teacher and a linguist and has been a Reader since 2013. As well as leading services and preaching, he edits the Parish Magazine and manages this website. 

Reader, Parish Magazine Editor

Ruth Howman

Ruth is a nurse and the mother of Sophie.  She leads creative worship and more traditional services.

Reader

Parisa Pordelkhaki

Originally from Iran, Parisa is a scientist who specialises in bioprocessing. She was licensed as a Reader in 2014 to lead worship, preach and teach. She joined the Ministry Team in 2017.

Reader

Steve Wright

Born in Yorkshire, Steve is a retired teacher and youth worker with experience in the Methodist Church. 

Lay Preacher

Sylvia Fox

Sylvia oversees the care of St Nicolas' & its churchyard and is responsible for the musical life of the church. She plays the organ or piano and leads the choir. 

Church Manager, Music Minister

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Wardens are elected to represent the lay people of the parish. In co-operation with the Rector they are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish and maintenance of the buildings.

Peter Hay

Peter was elected Churchwarden in Spring 2018. 

Churchwarden

Julie Hill

Julie has been a Warden since May 2017. 

Churchwarden

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Simon Hill

Simon helps with the smooth running of Sunday Services and of the Church in general.

Deputy Warden

David Chadderton

David helps with baptism enquiries and is training as a server.

Deputy Warden

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Website & Photography by David Ash

Charity No. 1134799

parishoffice@kingsnorton.org.uk

0121 458 3289

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81 The Green

Kings Norton

Birmingham

B38 8RU

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