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Who's Who

The Parish of Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale is a Team Ministry with six churches.

MInstry Team

The Team Rector is the Revd Liz England

Rev. Liz is always interested in hearing people's stories. She likes to pray, watch films, dance and eat cheesecake (Gluten-free!).

We have six different churches so she believes there is a church for everyone - and she would love to meet you.

Liz can often be seen around the town, so do give her a wave when you go past!

 

The Team Vicar is the Revd Keith Cocking.

 

The Licenced Lay Worker is Catrin Hubbard

Catrin is originally from Liverpool and North Wales, making her bilingual Scouse and Welsh. She has a background in Youth, Children and Schools Work as well as Counselling and Therapeutic Studies. She loves getting to know people and supporting them in their faith journey, believing that all people are welcomed and loved by God. She also freely admits to eating too much chocolate. 

 

Associate Priest is The Revd Margaret Slyfield.                                                                                                 

Margaret can be contacted on 01298 872266.

 

 Associate Priest is the Revd John Overton.

John can be contacted on 01298 24845 or jm.overton@btinternet.com          

 Revd John Overton

John Overton moved to Buxton, with his wife, Marion, more than 10 years ago, having lived most of the previous 50 years in Slough, with short periods in South London and in The Netherlands.  They have 4 sons, 3 of whom are married, and 5 grandchildren.  John worked for Shell for over 30 years, retiring as head of their London patents division in 2008.  John trained for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford, and after a curacy at St. George’s, New Mills, was licensed as Associate Priest in Buxton Team Parish in the summer of 2016.

Ministry Team - Retired Priests

Revd Canon Martin Collins

Tel 01298 74906 or wfmartincollins@gmail.com

Martin Collins has been an Anglican minister for nearly 50 years. He worked in parishes in central Manchester and in chaplaincies in Further Education. He became vicar of Norbury Church in Hazel Grove, Stockport, in 1991, and during his time there was made an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral. He retired in 2008 and is a member of Buxton Team Parish.

 

Revd Nick Benson 

Nick Benson trained for ordination at Trinity College, Bristol where Hilary and  he met and married (they blame this for their failure to make the most of the Hebrew class, but it may have been a coincidence). After a first curacy in Harrogate they moved to Birmingham where he was first Chaplain to the Markets and then Vicar of St. Bede’s Brandwood. After this Nick dropped out of stipendiary ministry and sold second hand books in Oxford and Reading. When Hilary retired from school chaplaincy they moved back to his home county.

Nick has an occasional blog at https://nofoolishconsistency.blogspot.com/

The Blog is an enticing mixture of old sermons, occasional recipes and favourite quotations. The sermons may have been tidied up a bit, but are basically scripts i.e. written to be spoken. The best bits are written by someone else:- Rowan Williams, Denise Levertov, Kathleen Norris, Tom Wright.....

To contact any of the clergy please telephone or e-mail the Parish Office:-

01298 77856

buxtonparish@hotmail.com

 

Lay Readers

Sheila Morris  Tel. 01298 71315 or svm101b@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 Sheila Morris

Sheila has been a Reader for 9 years and a Scottish country dancer for most of her life.  With one friend she mentors a Theology group called ‘ Exploring Faith Matters’ and with another she shares the leadership of the Pastoral Care group.  Sheila sings Evensong and as a retired Infant teacher really enjoyschildren’s worship.   

 

John Wood can be contacted via the Parish Office 01298 77856 buxtonparish@hotmail.com

Churchwardens

Christ Church Burbage = Mrs Margaret  Davies Tel 01298 937211 or magyordale@gmail.com

Christ Church King Sterndale = Mrs Hazel Everatt Tel 01298 73177 or heveratt@btinternet.com & Mr Paul Taylor

Hazel Everatt    Paul Taylor

St. John's  =  Mrs Jean Luton Tel 01298 24352 or jeanneluton@gmail.com and Dr. Roger Beck

 Jean Luton 

 

St. Mary's = Ms Jill Hulme Tel 07913 278 514 or jlhpr@talktalk.net and Mr Eric Butterley Tel 01298 23249 or ericbutterely@btinternet.com

 Jill Hulme                   Eric Butterley

 

For enquiries regarding St. Anne's or St. James' please contact the Parish Office

 


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