Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and members of staff.
PCC Photo Anthony   PCC Photo Nigel
Rev Anthony Laotan   Nigel Garwood - Warden
Anthony joined the Christ Church family as Vicar in the Summer of July 2020. He is passionate in representing Jesus to the culture in the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit.  He enjoys making deep spiritual stuff simple, accessible, and applicable to all people of all ages. Anthony loves family time, chatting about God-stuff, reading, football and Chinese takeaways.   Nigel has been a warden and on Diocesan Synod for a long time and worshipping here for even longer.  He oversees the smooth running of the toilets and the AV of the church.  In his spare time he enjoys messing about with anything technical and walking the dog.  Nigel is always ready to connect you to the internet.
PCC Photo Dawn   PCC Photo Lisa
Dawn Field - Warden   Lisa Garwood - Administrator and Treasurer
Dawn is one of our church wardens and has been part of the Christ Church family for over 20 years.  She enjoys walking and spending time with her family.   Lisa has been on the staff team since 2016 but has been worshipping here for longer.  She oversees the smooth running of the office and the finances of the church.  In her spare time she enjoys the cinema and live theatre, reading and crochet.  Always ready for a good chat, even more so if it involves coffee and cake.
PCC Photo Lel   PCC Photo Geraldine
Lel Nicholls - Children and Youth Minister    Geraldine Crowley - Anchored Programme Manager
Lel is our Children and Youth Minister and works with all ages from babies to young people.  Great at making a fool of herself and really NOT so great at singing!  Lel is handy with her hands signing Makaton like Mr Tumble.  She really loves animals and often brings Bear, our prayer dog, to Sunday Services.     Geraldine joined Christ Church in 2010 working for the Transport Scheme.  In 2012 she accepted a role managing our StartaFresh programme.  This enabled her to do what she truly loves:  help, support and make a difference to people's lives.  She now heads up our new Anchored programme whilst overseeing StartaFresh.  Slightly scatty, she enjoys cooking, walking, comedy and having fun with friends and family.
PCC Photo Laura   PCC Photo Paul
Laura Mitchell - Ministry and Mission Associate   Paul Darley - Lay Reader and PCC Member`                                                                                                                          
Laura has been involved in the ministry team at Christ Church in various ways over the years, but her real passion is for community outreach, helping local people connect with each other and with God in creative and accessible ways. Her current role involves overseeing the Pop-Up Cafe and developing our garden space.  When not pottering in the garden or chatting to her neighbours, she can be found trying to keep up (or keep the peace) with her two small children, trying to escape for a swim or a bike ride and spending time with friends. 
PCC Photo Rachael   PCC Photo Tina
Rachael Carter - PCC Secretary   Tina Bland - PCC Member
PCC Photo Lesley    
Lesley Foulkes - PCC Member   Barbara Morley - PCC Member
PCC Photo Jacqui    
Jacqui Wells - PCC Member    

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