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Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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Simon Tomkins - Vicar   John Slade – Benefice Administrator
Simon has been vicar at St John’s, St Martin’s and St James since 2016, and is convinced this is the best job in the world.  He’s married to Nikki, who is much nicer than he is.  He enjoys taking part in sports that don’t require any hand-eye coordination.  He is regularly surprised at how many children and how little hair he now has.     John oversees the Benefice Office and much of the administration for the three churches.  If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him, he’s very likely to know the answer.  
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Scott Seivewright - Youth & Families Minister
We're really looking forward to Scott and his
family joining us later in the year. 

St John's, Alsagers Bank 
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Charles Clowry – Churchwarden at St John’s   Geoff Farrington – Churchwarden at St John’s
Charles is married to Hazel and has been part of St John’s Church for 37 years.  His working life was spent in the coal mines, and he enjoys reading (especially history) and watching all sports.                       Geoff attended Wood Lane Methodist Chapel from his teenage years, but was invited to St John’s and, as the service times were earlier, he couldn’t think of an excuse not to come to both!  He has loved playing cricket for 3 local clubs, and has sung with choirs around Audley Parish for 20 years. 
St John’s PCC: Julia Cornes, Charles Clowry (Warden), Hazel Clowry, Geoff Farrington (Warden), Chris Greenhall, Brian Hockenhull, Debbie Hockenhull (Treasurer), Margaret Nicol (Secretary), Helen Tarbuck, Donna Wilcox (Deanery Synod)

St Martin's, Talke
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                                    Stuart Howle – Churchwarden at St Martin’s
                                    Stuart and his wife Pauline have lived in Talke for
                                    all of their married lives, and have been part of the
                                    church family at St Martin's since 2005.  He's played
                                    football and cricket for various local teams,
                                    including Staffordshire under-25's when he was in
                                    his mid-40's!
St Martin’s PCC:  Dave Barnes, Keith Garner (Deanery Synod), Val Garner, June Hancock, Dave Howe, Stuart Howle (Warden), Paul Roberts (Secretary and Deanery Synod)

St James, Audley
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Jon Courthold – Churchwarden at St James   Brian Dodd – Churchwarden at St James
Jon first came to St James in 2002.  He is married to Shirley and has two grown up daughters.  He’s worked in Clinical Psychology in the NHS for 27 years, and is very proud of having recently built a greenhouse.   Brian transferred from the Methodist Church to St James some 47 years ago, with his wife Annette, whom he met at a youth fellowship meeting.  After years working in ceramics, he’s now retired from the industry, as well as from playing cricket for Bignall End and Audley.  He now plays golf badly. 
St James PCC: Sarah Appleton-Blake, Paul Brant, Jon Courthold (Warden), Annette Dodd, Brian Dodd (Warden), Katharine Dumbill,  Janice Eatough (Treasurer), Jonathan Eatough (Deanery Synod), Ian Knight, Ruth Nix, Chik Kaw Tan (General Synod), Mark Smith, Shayne Trinder

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