'THE CHURCH' is the PEOPLE, RATHER THAN JUST A BUILDING; HERE's A BRIEF INTRODUCTION...
Pioneer minister and team vicar
Reverend Simon Howell is the team vicar of Holy Trinity, Stroud. He also works as pioneer minister for the town. He is married, and has three children and a very lively dog!
Wife, mother, grandmother and as one of our two churchwardens (the bishop's representatives in the parish), supports the vicar, tries to help all those in the locality that are in trouble or distress, and cares for the church building and site.
Supports the vicar, tries to help all those in the locality that are in trouble or distress, and cares for the church building and site.
Reverend Mathew Page is both a mental health nurse and an ordained minister in the Stroud Team, currently focusing on Holy Trinity. He is married to Karen and they have two young children.
Jeanette facilitates much of the music at Holy Trinity, directing the Celtic Communion music group and arranging music for them and for 'The Source Band' who play at the family service. She also plays piano at these services and with our worship band Criss Cross. Jeanette is a (retired) music therapist with a strong interest in the persecuted church. She also loves dogs!
Concerned about a vulnerable person, or just have a question about how something should be done? Lydia can advise on best practice, or where to look for advice if it's outside her remit...
Pastoral group leader
Liz heads a small team of pastoral care assistants offering the church community support, mainly in their own homes, by helping with difficult situations through prayer and a listening ear. Home Communion can be taken, where needed, on behalf of the vicar. You can email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a pastoral issue or question.