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Who’s Who

Rev Richard England

Hi, I’m Richard England, Vicar of Crofton Parish. I am married to Kathryn; we have two daughters, Emily and Joannah, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Tilly. I was ordained in 2006 in Derbyshire, where I was a curate in Glossop, an ex-mill town outside Manchester. We loved living on the edge of the Peak…

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Rev Colin Prestidge

Colin is married to Anne, has three grown-up children and in 2014 became a grandpa. A retired teacher of 29 years, he has worshipped at Holy Rood since joining the CYFA group as a teenager in 1977. He has been leading services and preaching since the late 1980s and was ordained in 2004. Colin loves…

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Sue Elgie

Sue became the voluntary PA to Rev Richard England in October 2016 after retiring from the role of a ‘European Regulatory and Safety Lead’ for a major retailer.  Her experience within this role has proved to be the perfect apprenticeship to becoming the vicars PA! Sue is married to John, they have 6 adult children,…

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Kathryn England

Kathryn gives her time in a voluntary capacity to help support and develop the worship ministry alongside the incumbent. She helps to encourage existing worship leaders and develop new ones, whilst also playing in bands and leading worship herself. Kathryn also helps to shape the journey of our seasons, with particular focus on festivals (Lent,…

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Beth Yeandle

As Training & Discipleship Team Leader, Beth works alongside the Incumbent to pioneer and develop a vision for discipleship and training in Crofton Parish that starts at the beginning (Alpha, new members), lays a foundation for discipleship for life and continues to help followers of Jesus grow into leadership and mission in the world. Beth…

Carolyn Terry

Carolyn is married to Mike and they have two children called Daniel and Gemma.  Carolyn has a strong passion to see young people growing in their faith and enjoys talking about Jesus to young people.  She loves making the youth work fun, by organising exciting trips, sleepovers, messy games and ways to learn more about…

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Heather Brown

Heather is married to Dave and they have 2 children – one of whom has just flown the nest to university. Heather has been around at Crofton and involved in the children’s work for a number of years. Now she has special responsibility for supporting the running of Little Fish and the Sunday Groups –…

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Sue Martin

Sue has been parish administrator at Crofton for over fifteen years and has seen the job develop during that time from mornings only, to full time with an assistant who helps in the office reception every week day morning. It’s a job of enormous variety – every day is different and you never know who…

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Wendy Race

Since moving to the area in 2004 Wendy has been involved in the life of Crofton Parish. In 2013 Wendy was appointed administrative assistant, and works weekday mornings in the church office.  It is a very busy and varied role and Wendy feels it is a huge privilege to be the first point of contact…

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John Beavan

John is very family orientated; he been married to Helen for over fifty years and has three children and seven grandchildren, who all live locally. John was licensed as Reader in 2000, he had previously been a leader in the Holy Rood, Lighthouse church plant for 4 years.  He enjoys the privilege  of meeting people in…