Meet Our Team
The Rev Matthew Calladine is our Rector. He joined St Margaret's in November 2016. Matt is married and has two teenage children. His wife, Jo, who is also ordained, works as a prison chaplain. He has 'green fingers' and loves gardening. Matt enjoys cooking, music (especially the Beatles), keeping fit and spending time with his family. They have a dog called Chewie. He also tries to have 1 week of skiing a year.
To get in touch with Matt you can call him direct at the Rectory on 0161 432 1844. Please do get in touch if you need to make any baptism, wedding
or funeral enquiries. Or if you have a general enquiry or want to talk
we would be glad to hear from you. Just call our church office on 0161
Churchwardens are elected annually at a meeting open to all adults living in the parish or on the Electoral Roll, and they are legal, but voluntary unpaid, positions.
Ruth runs a home group with her husband, Peter, helps to lead worship on occasions and has been a member of the PCC since 2011. She worked as a speech and language therapist in Gorton, specialising in developing the communication skills of teenagers with learning difficulties but has recently retired. In her rare moments of spare time she relaxes by going out for walks and listening to classical music. Ruth and Peter have two grown-up children.
Mark, a chartered accountant working in the public sector for Grant Thornton, has been a Warden since the 2016 Annual Parochial Church Meeting. He is also a leader of a home group and helps run the Boys Club and the Walking Group.
Outside of Church and work, Mark is a member at Lancashire County Cricket Club and also enjoys running, having completed the Great Manchester 10k for the last ten years.
Pam was licensed as a Reader in 2008.
Pearl, a retired social worker specialising in adoption. She is also a leader of a Home Group and is involved in the work amongst older people. In March 2010 she completed a Diocesan Spiritual Companionship course and now supports individuals on a one-to-one basis on their spiritual journey.
Pearl was licensed in 1995
Peter grew up in Burnage, attending both Green End and Burnage High Schools. He is married to Ruth and they have two grown-up children. A life-long Manchester City supporter, Peter’s hobbies include crown-green bowling, cooking and walking in the Lake District. Peter is also the church administrator. Peter became a Christian at St Margaret’s when he was 18 years old and has been worshipping here ever since.
Peter was licensed in July 2014.
Tom started his ordination training in September 2016, sponsored by Manchester Diocese. He is studying at St Mellitus College (North West) based at the Aiden Centre at Liverpool Cathedral. As part of his course Tom is on placement 3 days a week here at St Margaret's. He is married to Cathy and they have three boys. Tom's hobbies include fishing, cycling, cooking and anything crafty.
Parochial Church Council (PCC)
The PCC has responsibility for a whole range of things including the care, maintenance and insurance of the church and its contents and the care and maintenance of the churchyard, responsibility for the conduct of the financial affairs of the parish, rights regarding women priests, rights in relation to church appointments, functions in relation to church services etc.