Ministry team

Following the retirement of our vicar we are working through the process of searching for and appointing a new vicar here at St. John's. The process began in early 2020 and is expected to take several months.

Meetings need to take place between the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Area Dean as well as with our Bishop and Archdeacon as we look to choose a new vicar who we will look forward to welcoming to join us on the next stage of our journey in church.

But life in church does not come to a halt during the vacancy. We are fortunate to have the help and support of clergy in neighbouring parishes as well as some retired clergy to lead services.


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Rev Sue McWhinney
We are currently looking for a new permanent vicar at St. John's. During that time Rev Sue McWhinney is covering the Vicar's role and taking some of our Sunday services.
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Shirley Walker - Reader
Shirley has been a Reader at St John's for nearly 20 years. She prefers a good book and pen to anything 'mobile' or online and helps run our Sunflower Memory Cafe.
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Lorna Sykes & Janet Whitaker - Churchwardens
As churchwardens Lorna and Janet represent all members of the congregation at St. John's and look after the building and its contents. Their role is particularly important while we are looking for a new vicar.
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