At our church we are blessed with a number of people who are key to keeping the church alive. Let me introduce some of them to you.
Our Rector – Alison ChristianThis is our rector – Alison Christian. Alison has been at St. John’s for seven years but long before she came to Stanmore she knew the area well as she was born and brought up only three miles away. She is married to Richard, a hospital chaplain and has two grown-up sons. Alison has overall responsibility for the parish.
This is Mina, our curate. Mina was trained as a teacher before ordination and has a particular interest in and care for young people. She is responsible, among other things, for our youth work. Mina is married to Chris, a teacher, and has three daughters.
Frances is one of our readers. What is a reader I hear you ask.
A reader is a member of the laity who has been trained to assist the clergy with preaching, teaching and leading services in church. Readers do this alongside their ordinary jobs. To find out more about the ministry of readers in the Church of England you can go to the website: readers.cofe.anglican.org
We have four reader at St John’s, below are John, Michael and Jean