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The Reverend Martin Keighley          

  
                                                                          
Mart
in has been Vicar of Poulton since 2000, having served all his ministry in the Diocese of Blackburn. As Vicar he leads the
Church
and heads up the team at St Chad's as they offer prayer and worship, minister to the community in times of joy and
sorrow and share the faith of Jesus Christ afresh in a changing world.

     
           
                                     
 The Reverend Carolyn Leitch                                                                
 
   

Carolyn is the Assistant Curate and joined the benefice in July 2015 as Deacon and was Priested in July 2016.  Although she has special responsibility for St Hilda's Church in Carleton, she is very much involved in the life and work of St Chad's and St Anne, Singleton.



Robert Sly



I was appointed Verger in May 2006 and the duties are many and varied.  They include setting up and preparing for services and acting as sidesman for midweek services,Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms. Welcoming visitors and answering questions when I am at Church also has a place. At many services I act as crucifer and server, and when required administer the Chalice at Holy Communion. Helping to keep the Church tidy, ordering all the necessary supplies and liaising with contractors when repairs and maintenance needs to be done are also part of the job.  The words "General Factotum" come to mind, but who could wish for a better place to work.



David Chadwick 
  
 
                                                      


I play the organ for all St Chad's Sunday services and weekday services including weddings and funerals etc. I also train and conduct St Chad's Church Choir. In addition I plan the music used in Church, including the hymns we sing.



Lynne Brackpool



"Lynne Brackpool here. I am one of the Churchwardens at St Chad's. I am also the Parish Safeguarding Officer for our under 18's and vulnerable adults. I first came to St Chad's to be baptised in order that I could be a Godmother to one of my friend's children. From Baptism I was then confirmed which was some sixteen years ago and I haven't looked back since! God's Blessings be with you all."



Joan Swan



"I am Joan Swan, a Church Warden at St. Chads with a responsibility for our joint Church of England and Roman Catholic church of St. Martin and St. Hilda Carleton. It is a privilege to serve the priests and people of our churches. I also have the delight of directing our Ecumenical choir which brings together choristers from our three benefice fellowships together with our friends from St John's and St Gregory's."


Lindsay Mason
       



"I was commissioned as Vision Champion for our Parish in May 2016. My role is to be a positive and encouraging voice, drawing attention to the resources and opportunities that Vision 2026 offers as well as praying for the blessing of God on the parish, local c
ommunity and across the Diocese. I run our Facebook page and like to be involved with Church activities as much as possible, helping to plan events such as our Church in the Churchyard days and social group activities." 



 









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