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

Rev Graeme's last service with us took place on December 4th 2016 and now we are officially "between vicars" (or in an interregnum).
The PCCs of our 2 churches have devoted a lot of time to praying and thinking about the  appointment of a new vicar - and the process is going forward well!

In the meantime church life continues under the leadership of our churchwardens and Lay Readers, supported by Rev Canon Alan Haydock for our more traditional services and also Rev Canon Keith Turner.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rev Canon Alan HaydockSince his ordination in Southwell Minster in 1965, Alan has served the whole of his ministry in Nottinghamshire. For 26 years he was the Rector of East Bridgford & Kneeton before his retirement in 2006.  Alan is still readily available at any time to assist with pastoral concerns.

Members of the PCC for the current year are:

Dave Townsend - Churchwarden & Vice Chair
Sue Megahy  - Churchwarden
Harry Hughes - PCC Secretary
Roger Scothern - Treasurer & Deanery Rep
Martin Skeffington - Deanery Rep
Rev Canon Alan Haydock
Rev Gail Spencer (Chaplain to NUH)
Julie Pearce - Reader
Joan Reynolds - Reader
Ann Dean
Carol Payne
Caroline Dickens
David Left
Eva Johnson
Jude McLauchlan
Peter Haynes
Sheila Brumfitt
Val Murray
Vicky Aldridge