Ministry Teams

St Mary’s has trained and developed lay leadership over several years.

Our Service Leading and Preaching Team prepares and leads Sunday services and gives life-related talks based on the Bible. The team is supplemented by occasional visiting members of the All Saints’ ministry team and invited speakers but the local team comprises:

  • - Revd Paul Arnold
  • - Jim Askew
  • - Trevor Birtle
  • - Gill Clayton
  • - Revd Paul Clayton
  • - Jane Firth
  • - Cheryl Moore
  • - Mark Nile
  • - Brian Settle
  • - Brian Wake

The Pastoral Care Team coordinates visiting the sick and bereaved, does baptism follow up and generally offers support for people in any kind of need. This team meets every other month. Members of the team are:

  • - Rev. Paul Clayton
  • - Jenny Meadows (Authorised Pastoral Assistant)    01642 582405 or jennmeadows@hotmail.co.uk
  • - Ann Moss (North Tees Chaplaincy Team) mossann@hotmail.co.uk
  • - Kath Snowdon
  • - Sonia Wade    07779 749444 or soniawade@icloud.com

The Worship Committee has responsibility for thinking creatively with a view to bringing fresh ideas to Saint Mary’s services, selecting themes and readings, suggesting new service leaders and preachers (in agreement with the vicar) and inviting new people to do readings and lead prayers. Current members are:

  • - Revd Paul Arnold
  • - Eddie Bainbridge
  • - Gill Clayton
  • - Richard Dennis
  • - Cheryl Moore
  • - Kath Snowdon
The Godzone Team prepares and delivers Godzone services in liaison with Saint Mary’s School.
The Messy Church Team plans and delivers our bi-monthly Messy Church service.