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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:

  • - Rev Paul Arnold
  • - Jim Askew
  • - Pam Birtle
  • - Trevor Birtle
  • - Jenny Braddy
  • - Gill Clayton
  • - Rev Paul Clayton
  • - Richard Dennis
  • - Rev John Greenwood
  • - Rev John Lambert
  • - Cheryl Moore
  • - 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 John Lambert    01642 789814 or johnlambert.allsaints@gmail.com
  • - 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 Communications Group, meeting every other month, is responsible for all internal and external communications, in particular, to ensure that services, events, and activities are well-publicised. The current members of the Communications Group are:

  • - Pauline Brown
  • - Antonia Chapman-Jones
  • - Lynne Dennis
  • - Jane Firth
  • - Steven Firth
  • - Pat Hay
  • - Ian Palmer-Jones
  • - Terry Reed
  • - Mike Shaw (Chairman)

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:

  • - Rev Paul Arnold
  • - Eddie Bainbridge
  • - Trevor Birtle
  • - Jenny Braddy
  • - Gill Clayton
  • - Richard Dennis
  • - Cheryl Moore
  • - Brian Wake
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.