Margaret Hollins

I was elected as a churchwarden in May 2021, having served as PCC Secretary for six years. I have been married to Mike, a local GP (now retired) for 48 years, and we have two sons. I worked in various administrative roles at Keele University for 35 years. In the...

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Jane Machin

Born and bred in Newcastle-under-Lyme, I was Licensed as a Reader in 1994 and came to worship at St Andrews in 2013, where I met up again with some school friends.  Worshipping at a Church outside the local area showed me the importance of being part of the Community with...

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Helen Collins

Helen is one of our two churchwardens, but had previously been involved in a variety of aspects of church life,  including: our sunday club for KS2; our church council; and as part of the committee exploring the possibilites for replacing our church hall. Helen writes… I work in the health...

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Irene Hardacre

I was introduced to the Christian faith early on in my life as a child growing up in Wigan; and godly parents prayed me through my formative years. The Psalmist says: “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him”. I learnt...

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Naomi Savage

After initially working as a primary school teacher, Naomi decided to move into church-based ministry, focussing mainly on work with children and families. After many years leading this ministry in East Cleveland Baptist Church, Naomi has spent the last 3 years working with a group of Church of England congregations...

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Rev Andrew Dawswell

Although originally from North London, I’ve enjoyed living in North Staffordshire since 1999. After several years as a vicar in the Biddulph area, I moved to the Westlands in 2011 to join St Andrews – along with my wife Kathryn and 3 sons. There’s a verse in the bible in...

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