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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
Scott and his family have just joined us - more info to follow... 
 
  

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 (Treasurer), Charles Clowry (Warden), Hazel Clowry, Geoff Farrington (Warden), Chris Greenhall, Brian Hockenhull, Debbie Hockenhull , 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:  Keith Garner (Deanery Synod), Val Garner, June Hancock, Stuart Howle (Warden), Paul Roberts (Secretary and Deanery Synod), Kath Tyler  
 

St James, Audley
     
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Jon Courthold – Churchwarden at St James   Malcolm Stoves – Churchwarden at St James
Jon first came to St James in 2002.  He is married to Shirley and has two grown up daughters, a  son-in-law and a grandson.  He’s worked in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist for 27 years specialising in psychological aspects of living with chronic physical health conditions.  He is very proud of having recently built a greenhouse.   Malcolm, raised in a Co. Durham mining community, is a Newcastle United fan.  He has lived in West London and Somerset before moving to Staffordshire when he married Anne in 2016.   Malcolm sings and Anne plays the piano.  “I have heard worse”, he says.  Maybe you haven't?
 
     
St James PCC: Sarah Appleton-Blake, Paul Brant, Jon Courthold (Warden), Annette Dodd, Katharine Dumbill,  Janice Eatough (Treasurer), Jonathan Eatough (Deanery Synod), Ian Knight, Josie Knight, Ruth Nix, Chik Kaw Tan (General Synod), Mark Smith, Malcolm Stoves (Warden), Shayne Trinder
    
      

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