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Staff Team

Simon BickerstethRevd Simon Bickersteth has been Priest in Charge of St James since September 2016, having previously served in parishes in Windermere & Walsall. Simon is married to Beata, and they have three sons, Tomek, Adam & Henryk. He is passionate about seeing people come to faith in Jesus. In his spare time he loves walking in the fells, watching films, and enjoys a good curry!
Kate DavidsonKate Davidson is St James’ Children and Family Worker. Her main focus is with school children and their families.  Kate leads most of our children’s activities and also goes into many of the local schools to deliver Assemblies.  Kate also works with families to arrange Baptism or Thanksgiving services.
Mary HetheringtonMary Hetherington is our Operations Manager. It is her role to keep the church running and make sure all the bills are paid!  She will assist with any general enquiries and try to point people in the right direction when further information is required.  If you are interested in hiring out any of our rooms then Mary is the person to speak to.
Claire MillClaire Mill is our part-time Administrator. Claire co-ordinates our services and makes sure everyone knows what they are doing and also produces our monthly magazine, Connect.
Claire MillRachel Humphreys is our Shops Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the work of Cornerstone and the Op Shop and managing our team of volunteers who work in the shops.
Joan White is our verger.  She is often found welcoming people on a Sunday morning, and occasionally in the church or the centre during the week. Joan also works with couples enquiring about weddings and offers guidance as they plan their service.