Who's Who

Reverend Brian Statham

The Vicarage,  Baddeley Green Lane, Milton, Stoke on Trent. ST2 7EY  
Tel: 01782 534062

email   vicar@parish-of-milton.org.uk

I became Vicar of Milton in September, 2010; and was appointed Rural Dean for Leek Deanery in October 2015. Before I came to Milton, I was a vicar in Stockport, near Manchester, just within the borders of Chester Diocese.
 
Born in Birkenhead, Wirral, in 1955. I went from school to study theology at King's College London and St Stephen's House in Oxford, and was ordained in Chester Cathedral in 1978. I have spent the largest proportion of my ministry within Chester Diocese, but have also tested a vocation to the religious life as a friar within the Society of St Francis.

I am spiritual director to a number of people - clergy and lay - and have been Diocesan Spiritual Director for the Cursillo movement in Chester Diocese before coming here to Milton.

My keen interest is to see people grow in their spiritual lives. For leisure I enjoy crime novels, theatre, ballet, art galleries (I especially love the Pre-Raphaelites artists), and travel.

 

Reverend Pat Beckett  (Hon. Assistant Priest)

I was born and grew up in the parish; a former Nursery and Infant teacher; I was ordained in the year 2000. I am married to Ray, and we have two married children, and three grandchildren. I retired from full time parish ministry in 2012, and moved back into the parish, where I am privileged to serve alongside Fr Brian.

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Mr David Simcock    (Reader, and Lay-Chair of the PCC)

I have been a Reader at Milton Church since 1978.  I am married to Liz and we have two grown-up sons. Celtic Christian spirituality excites me, and I am a member of the Community of Aidan and Hilda. Other interests include practical countryside conservation (Liz and I volunteer with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust) and country walking. I am privileged to help with the ministries of preaching, teaching and pastoral visiting at Milton, and feel blessed by sharing Christian witness with so many friends in this church.

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Mrs Karen Convey   (Church Warden)

I have two sons, and am married to Michael. As a family we have been very involved in the life and worship of the Parish Church here in Milton.  I became Warden in 2016, working alongside Philip Such.

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Gill Marren (Ordinand-in-Training)

I have been a member of Milton Church for more than 30 years - since I became a Christian when I was 31. I am married to Rob, and we have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I have been nursing for over 40 years and currently work as a GP Practice Nurse. In September 2015 I began my first year of Ordination Training to become an Ordained Local Minister (OLM), and when qualified, will be a priest based at Milton. The training is hard but I am enjoying it!

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Jill Cooper (Ordinand-in-Training)

Hi, I am Jill and I am widowed with two grown up sons and one grandaughter.  I began to regularly attend Milton Church seven years ago when my father was ill; until then I attended a church in Longton.  I found the folk at Milton very friendly and welcoming and quickly settled in.  In September 2014 I began training for ordination as an O.L.M. (Ordained Local Minister).  After ordination in June 2017 I shall serve as a Priest based at Milton Church.

 

 

 

 

Liz Durber (Sunday School and Messy Church)

 

 

 

 

Liz Wright (Messy Church Co-ordinator)

Hi, I'm Liz Wright. I've been coming to Milton Church since I was a small girl. I met and married my husband here and our daughters have attended the church since they were born. I have been a part of the Messy Church Planning team since we started around 4 years ago. Our desire is to encourage new families to join our larger Church family. We have lots of fun at our Messy Church on the third Saturday of each month, and would love everyone to come and join us, and learn about the good news of Jesus.

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Tracey Stanyer   (Church Treasurer)

I have been a member of St Philip and St James' Church for 17 years (although I was christened here back in 1963!) and have been a member of the PCC for 10 years. My working background is Accountancy, (which is useful when dealing with something as important as the church's finances); and I was honoured to take over the job when the previous office holder retired 18 months ago. I am married to Kevin, and we have two growing sons who have been a part of the Junior/Young Peoples' Church Fellowship in the church since the day they were born, and are now taking on more adult roles. Milton has always been a special church for our family and we all enjoy both its spiritual and social aspects.

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Michael and Karen Convey   (Church Magazine Editors)

We've been editing the Parish Magazine for four years and like to make sure we put in as much as we can about the Parish.  If you've got any news or information which you think others would like to know about just let us know and we can get it out to the Parish.  As well as editing the Parish Magazine we also have other roles at Milton to keep the Church going - Karen is one of the Junior Church Leaders and a PCC Member and Michael is the Sacristan and PCC Secretary.

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Linda M Lewis Website Cordinator, you can email me 

editor@parish-of-milton.org.uk