Louise and Simon are joining the Sutton Team from Letchworth Garden City where they have been vicars of two churches for the last seven years. Louise has also been a hospice chaplain and has had a counselling practice there, and Simon has an itinerant ministry teaching preaching and communication skills in the UK and abroad.
Prior to ordination, Simon was a teacher and Louise an occupational therapist. They have a passion for mission having spent 2 years in Kenya and 5 years in Zimbabwe. They worked respectively in schools and mission hospitals and grew to love the African culture.
They continue to have a heart for mission and for nurturing others in their faith. They love discerning and developing the gifts and skills of all, including children and young people.
In many respects Louise and Simon are very different from each other. You may discover in time which of us loves cricket, and which one would rather watch paint dry. Also which of us is loud whilst the other seeks silence. ..
They have had to leave their daughters Hannah, Ruth and Miriam, behind in Hertfordshire, where they live and work, but with them come a bad tempered rabbit called Pushkin and a couple of dogs called Stan and Bo, who have a lot of issues still to resolve from their childhoods. The guinea pigs Fox and Trot are remarkably simple creatures who have no hang-ups at all.
Louise and Simon know almost nothing about this part of the world and are ready to listen and learn. They feel that God has great plans for the Sutton Team and the Deanery of St. Helens, which they are very glad and excited to be joining.
Welcome to Sutton Team Parish website
the website for All Saints, St. Nicholas' and St. Michael's & All Angels Churches in Sutton, St. Helens.
Here you can find details for:
all 3 of the churches in the team, our regular activities and information on forthcoming events.
Our contact details as well as the various forms you might need for booking special services can be found here as well.
We hope this site gives you the information you need and we look forward to welcoming you into our churches.
If you have any enquiries we may be able to help with,
whether to do with a Wedding, Christening, Services or Spiritual help,
then please contact us at our Parish Office.
We will be glad to help you however we can.
All enquiries should be made to the Parish Office, Eaves Lane, Sutton, St. Helens, WA9 3UB.
Office Hours are 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Telephone 01744 813841; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to arrange a funeral for a loved one, then your Funeral Director should make the arrangements on your behalf. They will liaise with our Parish Office regarding costs and availablity of a minister and church.
As Christians we believe in the love of God, shown to all the world through God sending His one and only Son, Jesus, to free us from our sins which have distanced us as a people from God.
Jesus as our Lord and Saviour teaches us that God is very close to us, and wants dwell within our hearts and be part of our everyday lives. God, through His Holy Spirit that is God's very self, equips us so we can serve Him with joy in this life, and look forward to eternal life through the death and Resurrection of His Son.
If you would like to further your own spiritual journey or learn about the Christian faith, then please contact one of our clergy team through the Parish Office, who will be more than happy to help.