St Margaret's Church

250 Burnage Lane, Burnage

Meet Our Team

Rector

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 432 4606.

Wardens

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 was elected as warden for the first time in April 2014 and is looking forward to learning the ropes. She 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 works as a speech and language therapist in Gorton, specialising in developing the communication skills of teenagers with learning difficulties. In her rare moments of spare time she relaxes by going out for walks and listening to classical music. She 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.

Readers

Pam, a retired Community nurse who practised in South Manchester. Pam and husband Gareth have a particular interest in the Fair Trade movement, giving producers in the developing world a fair and living wage. They organise regular Tradecraft stalls in the Parish Centre.
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. He is currently acting as our part-time 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.

Ordinand

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)

Our PCC is the executive committee of St Margaret's Parish and consists of our Rector and churchwardens, together with representatives of the our church family (laity).
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.