The Clergy Team
The clergy team who are licensed to the Benefice of Saddleworth are shown below.
They are supported by a number of retired clergy who make a significant contribution to the life of the Church:
The Right Reverend Rupert Hoare and Reverends Godfrey Adams, Rosie Bowers, Brian Cordingley, Averil Cunnington, Jenny Degg, John Faraday and Duncan Rhodes.
Reverend Canon Sharon Jones
M: 07738 966271
Sharon's role, supported by colleagues, is to provide leadership; to encourage, enable and inspire all those in the Benefice of Saddleworth to grow as disciples of Christ.
Reverend John Rosedale
T: 01457 874209
Supporting Sharon in her role as Team Rector, John works primarily in the communities of Denshaw, Delph and Dobcross.
Reverend Barbara Christopher
T: 01457 876802
Whilst supporting Sharon and John in their roles across the Benefice, Barbara's ministry is mainly at St Mary, Greenfield, where she is responsible for pastoral care, and she is also involved with the wider community as a Governor at St Mary's School.
Reverend Hilary Edgerton
T: 01457 871704
Hilary works part-time across the churches with special responsibility for discipleship, developing study groups and events relating the Bible to everyday Christian living, and encouraging lay leadership.
She also works part-time as a prison chaplain.
Reverend Professor Mike Donmall
Mike works part time across the team in liturgy and pastorally; also at the University of Manchester as Professor of Health and Society.
He will become an 'Associate Priest' later in 2017 when he completes his curacy.
Reverend Pat Gillian
T: 01457 870162
Pat is looking forward to being ordained as a priest in June 2017 and then to become an Ordained Local Minister (OLM) within the clergy team with specific focus at St Anne's Lydgate.
Reverend Philip Williamson
Philip feels very blessed to be called to serve the people of Saddleworth. He is enjoying working as part of the Ministry Team and in such a diverse and exciting group of worship centres.
Philip is looking forward to being ordained to the priesthood in June 2017 and serving as a Self-Supporting Minister.