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St Columba's Crosspool

Open to God, Welcoming All


Jacky Hodgson, Churchwarden

Jacky is our Church Warden, having been heavily involved for many years in the life of the church and community, including vital work as a charity as our Gift Aid secretary.  More recently Jacky has also become a volunteer in the Vaccination Hub.  Jacky is also a member of St Columba’s Music Group.

Revd Iain Lothian, Priest In Charge

I have recently returned to Priestly ministry after spending time teaching English on the Manor in Sheffield and in Bakewell. I am married to Fiona and have two sons, Christy and Finlay. I am committed to the idea of church providing a community that: is open, inclusive and welcomes all; is relevant to the context it finds itself in; allows people the space to question and grow in their spirituality; and is committed to social and environmental justice. In my spare time I enjoy going to the theatre and cinema, cycling and walking in the Peak District.

Tara Osborne, Children and Families Missioner

I am a passionate Christian who wants to see God’s kingdom grow full of children and families. I love doing action songs and getting messy doing crafts. I spend my time looking at new children's materials to help their faith grow. I love worship music and prayer stations. The vision I have for Crosspool is to see the different churches and all ages come together as one and rejoice in the Lord.

Brenda Nelson, Churchwarden

Brenda Nelson, a retired practice nurse at a local GP surgery is our Church Warden.  A Trustee since May 2012, Brenda has given many years of dedicated service.  Brenda is currently a lead coordinator at the Vaccine Hub and coordinating volunteers.  When not volunteering herself, Brenda is a keen cyclist. Brenda has three very grown-up children and is blessed with three grandchildren.

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.

Steve Ellis, Reader

Steve has four children and eight grandchildren. A long term Crosspool resident, and former school teacher, Steve worked for the same company in Sheffield for nearly thirty five years, and is now retired. He is closely involved with the Montgomery Arts and Christian Centre (formerly Sheffield Christian Education Council).