Our ministry team

Jonathan Bell

Curate

Jonathan grew up in the south-east of England before studying for a degree in music from Nottingham University and discovering the joys of the East Midlands. For five years he was on the staff of St Giles’ Church in Derby, before training for ordination at Oak Hill Theological College. He is married to Rachel.

Jonathan was ordained in June 2014 and is serving his curacy with us. He and Rachel are delighted to be experiencing ‘village life’ for the first time.

Ralph Homer

Lay Reader

Rachel Hobbs

Lay Reader

Rachel spent all her working life in nursing, with the final 20 years of her career as a lecturer in nursing at Nottingham. Rachel and her husband John moved to Risley in 1999, and have since worshipped at All Saints, Risley.
A committed Christian since her early 20’s, in 2004 Rachel began her Lay Reader training, and was licensed to Derby Diocese and the benefice in July 2007. Since retiring from work in 2011, Rachel has been involved with pastoral support and visiting, and now leads the Benefice Pastoral Support Team.
Rachel loves gardening and if she is not busy in her own, she might well be found gardening with other volunteers in the grounds of Treetops Hospice in Risley

Robin Lacey

Lay Reader and Churchwarden, Stanton-by-Dale

Garry Sherwood

Churchwarden, Stanton-by-Dale

Anne Cousins

Churchwarden, Dale Abbey

Bob Hulls

Churchwarden, Dale Abbey

Rob Groome

Churchwarden, Risley

Roger Jones

Churchwarden, Risley

Nick Jackson

Discipleship Coordinator

Following my 35 years in business, I have completed two years of MMTC (Midlands Ministry Training Course) which gave me a good bible grounding followed by one-year training with the Navigators (A Christian organisation which focusses on discipleship in all walks of life). I now have the best job in the world spending time with folk in prayer; fellowship; bible study; discipleship; evangelism; quiet times and walking with them on their journeys through life. I just love talking to people and encouraging them to talk about their living faith and reading the bible together. Nick is married to Ali, with 3 children, two grandchildren and a friendly dog called Cleo and live in Dale Abbey. You can contact Nick on:- nick@srdachurches.org or 077 67 377 774

Elaine Warren

Administrator

Elaine works in the church office and it is her calm soothing voice that is likely to be your first contact when phoning the church.