Rev Rob Munro


Born in Manchester, Rob came to faith through Cheadle Church as an 18 year old, and after Uni, he taught Maths and PE in Hazel Grove. He trained for the ministry at Oak Hill, and served a curacy at Hartford, then as Rector of Davenham before following God’s call to return to Cheadle. He is married to Sarah, with three children and a dog!

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Rev Stan Tomalin

Associate Minister

Stan and Anna and their two sons joined us at St Mary’s in Sept 2016 from Hailsham, where he has had experience of being a vicar, rural dean, acting archdeacon and associate minister, which has been far more of an adventure than his first job working for the DHSS.

Ian Chidlow


Born at Stepping Hill, Ian grew up in Stockport, then Knutsford, via four years in France! He heard the gospel at 8 years old and believed it at 16. At 26, Ian went to study at Oak Hill following a call to ordained ministry. He’s married to Jodi; they have three children, one capricious cat and an overzealous dog.

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Rev Mike Newman

Associate Minister at St Cuthberts

Mike attended another St Cuthbert’s, in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, as a child. His faith came alive in his late teens at a Christian Coffee Bar shortly before he left home for University. 

When he started work, in retail management, Mike moved to London, where he married, became a Reader in his local church and heard the call to ordained ministry. 

Mike’s wife is Teresa, a staff nurse specialising in acute medicine and he has four children as well as a Springer Spaniel.  He is a runner, cyclist and qualified mountain walker and rock climber. 

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Children & Youth

Mark Tomlinson

Children's Outreach Worker

Mark is married to Helen, and been at St. Mary’s since September 1989. They have 6 grown-up children between them, 8 grandchildren and a cocker Spaniel called Monty. He is passionate about teaching the Bible, working with and sharing the Bible with children, and training, advising and supporting those who work with children and young people. He has been in children and youth ministry for more than 45 years.

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Sarah Parikh

Church Warden

Sarah has been attending St Marys for 10 years mainly the 09:30 service.  She is married to Raj with 2 children. She's been a Church Warden since 2019 and works part time as a Consultant in the NHS.

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Caroline Salisbury

Church Warden St Cuthbert's

 Caroline is a retired teacher. She has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She became a warden of St Cuthbert’s in the summer of 2022.

Rob Navesey

Church Warden St Mary's

Ian Howard


Ian became a warden in 2020

Office staff

Jon Drayton

Operations Manager

Jon has been at St Mary’s for 10 years, he is married to Ali, and ran his own plumbing business before serving the church. He is the 'go to' guy if you have any question about who to speak to or how things operate.  He doesn't know all the answers, but he usually knows the people who do!

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Liz Woods


Liz joined the team in 2017 as a Cafe Supervisor before moving into the office a year later. She is married with 2 grown up sons and a large hairy dog. Liz became a Christian and joined St Mary's around 7 years ago. 

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Jo Davids

Finance Officer

Jo is married to Gilbert, they have three children, a cheeky dog and a gecko. Jo is passionate about using God’s gifts to bless others, is currently Finance and GDPR Officer and Parish Treasurer and is committed to supporting Eco Church. The family worship at St Cuthbert’s where Jo came to faith as a child.

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Café staff

Susannah Overson

Upper Room Café Manager

Born in Aberdeen, Susannah moved to Manchester in 1996 to study at Salford University. She came to faith as a child and has always had a desire to serve God particularly in the area of food & hospitality. She managed a community café in Levenshulme for 4 years and has led the team at The Upper Room Cafe since September 2017. Susannah is married to Matthew and lives in Cheadle Heath with her son.

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Becki Bell

Cafe Supervisor

Hey I'm Becki and I work as a cafe supervisor in the Upper Room Cafe. You may also see me on the welcome at the 9.30 service with my daughters and husband now and then. When I'm not there I enjoy going to the cinema and our pets, 2 Guinea pigs and 2 kittens keep us busy too! I've been a member of St Marys for around 6 years and have made some great friends of all ages! 

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Klaudia Uryga

Cafe Cook

Klaudia joined the team in July 2022.

Jess Davids

Cafe Supervisor

Hi, I'm Jess! Part time Cafe Supervisor - part time Glassblower. I grew up attending St Cuthberts and I feel I am called to share my faith through the arts. I have been running the Arts Ministry, which showcases the work of local artists, through the cafe since November 2020. I'm am looking forward to sharing my love of the cafe with others.



Kat Jenkinson

Cafe Supervisor

Hi, I'm Kathryn.   I am one of the new cafe supervisors. I have been at St Marys since last Autumn. When I am not in the cafe my 14-month-old son Charlie keeps me busy, we go to Mustard Seed on a Wednesday and Bright Start on a Thursday. I enjoy getting outdoors and meeting friends for coffee.


Catering & Cleaning

John Turkington & Tracy Elliott

Caretaker/Cleaning team

John and Tracy are our ace team behind the scenes who keep the Upper Room building and Cafe sparkling clean. 

John has been with the church for a number of years, Tracy joined a few years ago.

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