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reverend clive watts

Reverend Clive Watts

Priest in Charge

Rev’d Clive became Priest in Charge of the Barrow and Wolds Group of Churches in July 2019. He has previously served in the Wigston Benefice and the Borough Hill Benefice and spent many years involved in the life and ministry of Leicester Cathedral. Before ordination Clive spent 25 years as a nurse, working as a specialist practitioner.

Rev’d Clive has particular areas of interest in worship and liturgy, fostering Lay Vocations and the Church’s ministry to the marginalised in society. He lives with his civil partner, David, and their black labrador, Kasper. When not working Clive enjoys spending time in their Northumberland cottage, going to the theatre and cinema, gardening and meals out.

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Reverend Fiona Cotton-Betteridge

Associate Priest

Rev’d Fiona writes, “Hello, I am very much looking forward to meeting you, worshiping with you and sharing our continuing faith journeys.”

Rev’d Fiona will be the Associate Priest here in the Barrow and Wolds Group from this summer (2020) and will be living in the Wymeswold Vicarage. Fiona is moving from a Cluster of Coastal Parishes on the Fen land between Boston and Skegness, where she has been Priest-in-Charge of Friskney, Old Leake and Wrangle since September 2008. Before that role, Fiona Curate in Burton Joyce on the edge of Nottingham.

Rev’d Fiona’s career before ordination was in the Civil Service. She married to Bryn and they have three grown up children. Their son David and his wife Kari and their children will be living with them in the Vicarage. Fiona very much enjoys collaborative ministry, discovering the gifts for ministry in others and working with small study groups to develop and deepen faith.

 jenny evetts

Jenny Evetts

Wedding Administrator (Prestwold)

As wedding administrator Jenny supports couples after they have registered on the website and had confirmation from the Revd Clive.  She arranges organists, bells verger and raises invoices together with writing up the banns.  She is usually  in church on Sundays for any queries or questions that might arise but can also be contacted by email or phone at home and is always happy to help

Jenny and her husband Richard settled in Hoton 25 years ago after a life of travel much of it spent in the Far East. Before retiring from work 8 years ago she was office manager for Public Health at Leicester City PCT.   She and Richard have 2 daughters both of whom were married st St Andrews Church and 2 grandsons.  Jenny enjoys playing Mahjong, reading, aerobics and is an avid tennis fan

hannah white

Group Administrator

Hannah has worked as group administrator supporting the Barrow and Wolds Group of churches for almost 7 years.  The role is varied from producing service booklets and rotas to booking baptisms and weddings.  Hannah is also the contact for Trinity Rooms bookings.

Hannah lives in Barrow with her husband and children.  In her free time she volunteers as a sectional assistant at the local scout group.  She also enjoys cooking, pilates, walking and relaxing with friends and family.

church wardens

Church Wardens

Our Churchwardens are:

Mr Andrew Garner – Holy Trinity, Barrow and St Mary, Walton

Mr Richard Hudson – Holy Trinity, Barrow and St Mary, Walton

Prof Michael Henshaw – St Mary, Wymeswold

Vacant – St Andrew, Prestwold

pam knowles

Pam Knowles

Reader Minister & Funeral Minister

Pam Knowles grew up in Devonshire, and moved to Barrow with her husband and children over 50 years ago. Over the years, Pam has held a number of posts within the church but at present is a Licensed Reader Minister and Funeral Minister for the group of churches, and the Focal Minister for Walton le Wolds. She now lives alone with her rescue dog Lottie for company.

When not involved in church activities, Pam enjoys gardening, reading, beading and visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

volunteers

Volunteers

Our churches rely on many, many volunteers who give their time and energy to keep our ministry, mission and buildings running. We are immensely grateful to everyone who helps in whatever way.

Just some of our volunteer roles include: serving refreshments, choir, pastoral care, Parochial Church Council (PCC), altar servers, children’s and youth work, cleaning, flower arrangers, bell ringers, sides-people / welcomers, and so many more. If you would like to know more about volunteering in any of our churches, please contact us.

dave spencerDavid Spencer

Pastoral Assistant

David volunteers as a Licensed Pastoral Assistant in the Barrow and Wolds Group, visiting some of those unable to attend church and supporting Home Communions, and assisting with pastoral care across the group. David also volunteers with the Holy Trinity Barrow Youth Group.

David was Deputy Head Verger at Leicester Cathedral for many years before moving to work in the prison service, he has a particular interest in prison ministry and care of ex-offenders. David is a Third Order Franciscan, and enjoys time in quiet reflection and contemplative prayer.