Faces to get to know in Uttoxeter
Revd Margaret Sherwin was licensed by the Bishop of Stafford as Rector of Uttoxeter Area and is vicar of St Mary's. She arrived in Uttoxeter in July 2016 with her husband Mark who she has been married to for thirty years and their two grown up children, Luke and Leah.
Margaret was born in Warrington, Cheshire (then Lancashire!), and after their marriage they lived in Germany and then various places in this country, as Mark was a serving soldier for 13 years, before Margaret was ordained. Margaret trained on the Northern Ordination Course before taking up her curacy at St Philip's Litherland, in the Bootle area of Liverpool, and then moved to Wigan in 2003. She has swapped the urban parish of Wigan for the small town and rural villages of our area. Quite a difference; but Margaret feels that God has called her here and she is enjoying the opportunity of getting to know lots of people, learning more about rural life, serving this community and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Margaret leads a team which includes 2 stipendiary team vicars, 4 Ordained local ministers, 1 retired NSM, and 2 licensed Readers. As part of the team there are also many people who because of their Christian faith volunteer to help in big ways or little ways, with things in the Church and in the community.
Reverend Chris Brown
Reverend Charles Dale
Jackie is one of the Church Wardens at St. Mary’s. and is often found at the 18.00 service. Jackie lives in Marchington with her grown-up Children Philip and Vicky, where she moved to 2 years ago having lived in Uttoxeter for 20 years. She works at Tesco’s as a Fishmonger having been trained at Billingsgate Fish Market in London. Jackie has 2 dogs & 7 cats, which she enjoys exercising.
Dr. Graeme Jones
Graeme is one of the Church Wardens at St Mary's. He can usually be found at the 8.00 or 9.30 services which he sometimes leads and he has just trained to help with the administration of the cup. He lives in Uttoxeter with his wife Sue and their two children Polly and Lottie who attend the 9.30 Sunday School. He works part-time at Keele University as a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry.
Other faces you will see in and around Uttoxeter
Reverend Joe Cant
Reverend Ann Tarper
Reverend Lucinda Wray-Wear