Staff

Clergy

Rev Rob Munro

Rector

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.

Stan is currently on Sabbatical until 1st December 2021, if you have any queries please contact the office or Rob Munro.

Ian Chidlow

Curate

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 two 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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Wardens

Steve Mealand

Church Warden

Steve has been part of St Mary’s since his teenage years, and this is his second stint as warden. Steve is a solicitor, married to Jan with 3 grown-up children.

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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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Lindsey Campbell

Church Warden St Cuthbert's

Originally from the North- East, Lindsey has worshipped in Cheadle for almost 20 years. She is a Health and Safety Manager by day, is married to Rob, and they have two children. Lindsey loves stationery, and enjoys journaling, crafting and singing (but not all at the same time).

Ian Howard

Warden

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

Administrator/PA

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. Susannah is currently on Maternity Leave.

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Becki Bell

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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Andy Poole

Cafe Supervisor

Andy joined the team in 2018.  I have been a Christian for more years than he can remember being brought up in a Christian home.  I am married to Fiona.   We have 2 adult children and don’t have any pets.  I volunteered in the café for a short while before joining the staff team.  Before these halcyon days I worked in IT, mainly in the financial services sector.  I gained a politics degree in Newcastle and stayed for a year in the northeast doing voluntary work before returning home and joining St Marys and the then TwentyPlus group where I met Fiona.  I enjoy a bottle of wine, going for a walk, or a bike ride.  All these things are best shared with others, usually with Fiona of course, as well as various friends.

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Rosie Simmons

Cafe Supervisor

Rosie is our latest member of the team, she joined the Cafe staff in October 2020.

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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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