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
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The Reverend Larry Wright

Rector

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.

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Pauline Weaver

Licensed Lay Minister

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. 

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The Reverend Jayne Crooks

Honorary Assistant Priest

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.

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Steve Wright

Lay Preacher

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

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Fay Fearon

Reader

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.

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The Revd Eliakim Ikechukwu

Assistant Rector

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

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Ruth Howman

Reader

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

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David Ash

Reader

David is the Head of Modern Languages at King Edward's School and has been a Reader since 2013. He preaches, leads services, edits the Parish Magazine and manages the church's online presence.

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Parisa Pordelkhaki

Reader

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.

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Sylvia Fox

Music Minister

Sylvia is responsible for the musical life of the church. She play the organ or piano and leads the choir & instrumental groups.

The Churchwardens
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Peter Hay

Churchwarden

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Julie Hill

Churchwarden

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Simon Hill

Deputy Warden & Finance Officer

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David Chadderton

Deputy Warden

Support Staff
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Judy Ash

Parish Administrator

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Shane Williams

Verger & Groundskeeper