St Wilfrid’s PCC

PCC stands for the ‘Parochial Church Council’ and is a body of men and women elected by the congregation to work with the vicar in providing oversight for the ministry, mission and fabric of the church. Elections are held on a yearly basis at the Church AGM. If you have any thoughts, ideas, or concerns relating to the life of the church, you should feel free to talk to any of our PCC members. Likewise, if you’d like to get involved with PCC, please speak to any member of the PCC.

 

 

Paul Wicks

PCC Secretary & Deanery Synod Rep

I am married to Carol and have three daughters, Clare, Alice and Helen. I have been a member of St Wilfrid's since 1995 and have served on the PCC since 1999, as Hall Manager, Church Warden and PCC Secretary. I am also a Foundation Trustee and Member at Emmanuel School. My interests are cycling, going to the gym (regular member at ROKO), playing guitar, playing bridge and drinking beer.

 
 

Eddie Mason

Church Warden

 
I have been a member of St Wilfrid's congregation for the last 18 years, and was appointed churchwarden for a second period in April 2018 after being church warden for 7 years from 2006. I have been retired fo 18 months having worked in several industries throughout my career. For many years I managed many varied telecommunication and railway projects at home and around the world for the likes of Marconi and finance projects for local authorities. I am a founder trustee for the local before and after school club and trustee of the local Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre.

 

 

Wendy Cranefield

Church Warden

Wendy has been a member of the PCC for 7 years, as a Church warden, she is continuing in this role for another year. She is married to Ian and has two children. Along with this role, she also works as a teacher, enjoying the delights and challenges of a year 1 class.

Wendy is also involved with the Children and Youth team, working with both age groups, and a Governor at South Wilford Primary School.

It has been a privilege, and joy for Wendy, as she journeys with Church to seek God’s calling in the development of seeking our own sense of what mission and ministry look like. Both, together and individually too!

 

 

Pete Brown

Finance Manager & Deanery Synod Rep

I became a member of St Wilfrid's Church in October 2006. The friendly people and love for Jesus drew me in and I was Confirmed by the Bishop in 2008. That was the same year I joined the PCC as apprentice to Roger Periam, the Treasurer, and in 2009 I took over as Treasurer and remained there until now (other than a one-year break in 2017).

My passion is to serve God and the church family in any area that I am needed. This includes the above and home group leader, coffee rota, sub warden’s rota, children's mission and novice comedian. The last one might not be my calling, but neither are the many other mission groups I have ticked boxes for over the years in a flurry of crazy enthusiasm. You cannot go far wrong if you try everything and find what fits you best and along the way you make friends and family for life.

 

Tom Mcgowan

PCC Member & Church Hall Committee

I joined the PCC in 2015 having been a part of St Wilfrid’s church since 2010 along with my wife, Kelly. We have 3 children (normally the noisy ones in the service!), and I work as a doctor specialising in geriatric medicine, based at Kings Mill Hospital. I joined PCC with a passion to help drive the church forwards, keeping its broad appeal to all generations, and help on the church halls team and am a governor at South Wilford School.

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Cranefield

PCC Member & Mental Health Team

 

I am married to Wendy, church warden.

I am a solicitor working in the fields of litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the areas of adult/ elderly mental capacity and community care.

I am part of St Wilfrids' Mental Health Team and I am also part of a wider team, when required, to preach and lead services. 

Lindsey Barnes

PCC Members and Safeguarding Co-ordinator

 

Lindsey has been on PCC since 2015 and this is her second time as a PCC member. Having previously been involved with the youth work within the parish for 20 years she has taken on the role of Safeguarding Co-ordinator this year.

 

Her passion for working within the health and social care community transfers into parish over the years through youth work, a former school governor at our primary school and a current supporter of the local community group. 

 

Ray Hutchins

 

PCC Member and Local Historian

 

Having been a regular attendee at carol services and the like for many years, but never taking the final step, I became a regular worshipper at St Wilfrid’s in December 2014.  

I reaffirmed my baptism vows on Easter Sunday 2015 and was confirmed by Bishop Tony at East Leake in October of that same year.

I am particularly interested in the history of our ancient and wonderful church and the people who have worshipped there over the centuries and I would like to see St Wilfrid’s return to being a major focus of the Wilford community at all times and a haven of quietness, respect and reverence during services.

I would also like to see better communication of church – and other - activities and events, in appropriately accessible ways, to a wider spectrum of the current and potential members of the congregation.

As well as being a member of the Parochial Church Council, I am part of the church Fabric Team, and love the fellowship of taking part in the occasional campus work parties both in the church and its grounds, and have lately enjoyed being a not necessarily absolutely tuneful member of the delightful pop-up choirs at Christmas and Easter.

 

 

Ian Baker

PCC Member

My Name is Ian Baker and I have been worshiping at St Wilfrids since 2012. I am Married to Melissa, and we have 2 children, Gracie and Sam.
 
I have been greatly blessed since joining this congregation who have been unwavering in their support over the years, celebrating in triumph and aiding in adversity.
 
I have been continually encouraged by both individuals and the church as a community to develop my God given talents and explore my ministry.
 
I am a member of the PCC and am also involved in the planning and delivery of Sunday Services.

 

Pat Hutchins

PCC Member

 

I became a regular member of the congregation at St Wilfrid’s in early 2015, and on Easter Sunday 2018 reaffirmed my baptismal vows.

Like my husband, I am interested in the history of our church, and would like to see it successfully continue to serve the people of Wilford – of all ages - for many years into the future.

I joined the PCC particularly to represent the interests and put forward the views of the ‘ordinary’ members of the congregation that are so often lost or not heard amongst the wider and more ‘trendy’ initiatives and activities of the church and the diocese, but am not currently finding that this is an easy thing to do – but I am willing to persevere!

As well as being a member of the PCC, I am in the church Fabric Team, and enjoy joining the occasional work parties in the church and in its grounds, and have lately enjoyed singing in the pop-up choirs at Christmas and Easter, and would like to see these popping up on a more regular basis – and singing more of the older hymns that are so much missed by many of the more mature members of the congregation.

 

Anne Mason

PCC Member and Member of Safeguarding Team

 

Hi My name is Anne, I’ve been a member of St Wilfrids church for around 18 years, I was on the PCC for about 6 years but have had a break and rejoined 18 months ago. I live in the village and have recently retired as manager at Wilford Village playgroup after 26 years. I’m married to Eddie (one of the church wardens) for about 46 years and we have one son, Steven. I am involved with the old folks church luncheon club and trustee of the before and after school club

 

Chris Smith

 

PCC Member

 

 

I became a member of Wilford Church in 2006 with my wife, Mel and our two daughters Chloe and Elizabeth. I’ve served on PCC in the past and only recently came back on to PCC. My reason for returning is quite simple. I believe that God is calling us in Wilford to go forward with renewed energy and enthusiasm and build on what has gone before to become an even more welcoming and outward looking church. There’s lots of potential for growth in our community and I want to be a part of these exciting times.

 

Wendy Brown

PCC Member and Member of Mental Health Team

 
I became a member of St Wilfrid's Church family in 2006 'dragged along by my husband' one Sunday morning, but soon made friends and realised how friendly the church family are. I loved the idea of church and what it stood for and my faith has grown but I consider I am still on that journey with Jesus and by no means the finished article.
 
I worked for a local charity, Wilford Youth and Children's Scheme, for seven years and I am a member of the Mental Health Team as well as being on the coffee rota, in a home group and a member of the Hospitality Team. 
 
I joined PCC in 2019 as a co opted member to help and support the family in a time of change and need. My passion is to love and serve. I am also hoping to better understand the way church decisions are made

Chris Bemrose

PCC Member

Having been married 40yrs, I have 3 daughters all of whom are married who have presented me with 5 lovely grandchildren whose ages range from 8yrs to 25yrs.  After losing my husband in 2007 I approached a friend who I knew attended St Wilfrids and asked if I could accompany them to Church and it literally gave purpose to my life. I have never been a confident person but having been a member of the church for a couple of years and having time to get to know the congregation I felt comfortable enough to take the plunge and join the PCC and have been a member ever since.  I am also on the coffee rota, a member of the church bell ringers and also on the bible reading rota.  Outside of Church I enjoy Zumba, Line Dancing and Pilates.

Rose Brown

Deanery Synod Rep

Gary Evans

Treasurer

I have lived in the Wilford area all my life.

I got married to Donna in June 2005

Have a son James who is studying for his A levels

I have worked for British Gypsum since 1983

I started attending church with James when he was in Beavers

I was Confirmed in October 2013

I became Treasure in 2016

I joined PCC in 2018

For fun I cycle and walk I attend Roko gym

 

Barry Lee

PCC Member & Bass Player in Worship Group