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St Columba's Crosspool

Open to God, Welcoming All


Revd Iain Lothian, Priest In Charge

Iain was an English teacher for many years before being called to return to Priestly ministry. He is married to Fiona and has two sons. In his spare time he enjoys going to the theatre and cinema, cycling and walking in the Peak District.

Diane Ryan, Children and Families Missioner

Alongside working part time for St Columba's, Diane is also training for ministry with the Yorkshire Ministry Course.  Diane is married to Greg, who is Parish Musician at St Francis' church, Sandygate, and they have two sons and a daughter.  Diane enjoys crafting and folk music, and loves to be beside the sea side!

Brenda Nelson, Churchwarden

Brenda works as a practice nurse.  A keen cyclist, Brenda has three very grown-up children and one grandchild.

Richard Wales, Churchwarden.

Richard 's skills as a surveyor means he's handy at scaling ladders and helping us keep our building shipshape. However he's also very much a people person, and he and his wife Liz are both members of our Pastoral Care Team.
Revd. Linda Furbey

Linda Furbey, Assistant Priest

Linda leads the pastoral care team at St. Columba’s and also works across the road at Manchester Road GP surgery as a Practice Chaplain.  Married with two grown-up children, Linda recently became a grandmother.  She enjoys sharing food with friends, painting and walking.

Steve Ellis, Reader

Steve and Sandra have four children and two grandchildren. A long term Crosspool resident, Steve has worked for the same company in Sheffield for nearly thirty years. Steve is  closely involved with the Montgomery Arts and Christian Community Centre (formerly Sheffield Christian Education Council)