St Mary's Radcliffe on Trent

Working in love to glorify God
and proclaim Jesus Christ as Saviour

What do they do?

What is a vicar, a churchwarden, a reader...? Confused?

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Graeme Anderson - Vicar

I was born in Camberwell, London where I spent the first eleven years of my life. I then moved to Frome in Somerset where I lived until 28. During this time I became convinced about Jesus Christ and decided to become one of His followers.

I also gained a degree in computing and entered a career in this field. As time progressed I got married to my wonderful wife, Judy. I also became a troubleshooting manager and ended up starting my own small company.

Around the age of 38 I started to become aware that God may well be calling me to become a vicar. After discussing this with others over a period of time we all felt this was God’s will for me and I was ordained in 2002.

I served as a Curate in Bristol and then an Associate Vicar in Chelmsford. The responsibilities I have had during the years before and after ordination have been many and varied. My work for Jesus has tended to have a strong strategic, evangelistic and collaborative tone to it.

It is such a privilege to be involved in serving the creator of the universe who has such a fantastic concern for us. We really matter to God, and being involved in people’s connection with God is amazing. I have seen many, many people transformed by the power of God. What a way of living, to be part of that!

Chris Youngman - Curate

Rev Chris Youngman

I am delighted to be serving God in Radcliffe since July 2012, along with my wife, Liz, who continues as Head of a large primary school in north Nottingham.  We have three sons, two living independently and the third at university.  A curate is essentially an apprentice vicar and I will take 3 or 4 years to complete my training here, gradually taking on more responsibilities.

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David Townsend - Churchwarden

David T Photo From my childhood I have attended church on a regular basis. I had an early insight of the duties of a churchwarden, as my father held that position for many years in our small rural parish in Oxfordshire. I also sang in the church choir for a number of years – until my voice broke.

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Joan Reynolds - Reader

Joan PhotoI was born and brought up in Leeds. As a child I was taken to church regularly and attended Sunday School from the age of five.

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Julie Pearce - Reader

I and my family have lived in Radcliffe since 1969 and have worshipped in St. Mary's since 1975, following a renewal in faith and a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

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Sue Megahy - Churchwarden and Reader

SueI was born in Leicester, and lived in various places in Leicestershire until my mid teens when my Dad's job took the family to Suffolk. As well as working full time my Dad led several village chapels over the years as a lay Pastor. At age 13 I realised that I had to make my own decision to be a Christian I couldn't rely on my parents faith, Jesus had died to forgive my sins and he wanted me to follow him.

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PCC

Members of the PCC for the current year are:

Dave Townsend - Churchwarden
Sue Megahy  - Churchwarden
Mita Johnson - PCC Secretary
Roger Scothern - Treasurer and Deanery Synod
Joan Reynolds - Deanery Synod and Vice-chair
Vicky Aldridge
Sheila Brumfitt
Sandra Griffiths
Canon Alan Haydock
Peter Haynes
Eva Johnson
Di Matthews
Jude McLauchlan
Iris McLean
Julie Pearce
Trevor Saunt
Martin Skeffington
Rev Gail Spencer