Rev Martin profile

Vicar: Rev Martin Hartley

Hi I’m Martin and I started at St Catherine’s in May 2017. I’m married to Rach and we have four children - Dorrie, Willow, Noah and Honey. I also have two grown up daughters and a granddaughter. After studying for two years at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, I was ordained in June 2013, and served my curacy in the Tas Valley.  Before ordination I worked as a Community Evangelist with Church Army in Bedfordshire. You can find out more about the work of Church army by Clicking here  Before that I was a machine operator for 15 years in engineering. I have a powerful conversion story and would love to share it with you, either in a group or down the pub with a pint.


I am an Evangelist and have a pioneering spirit, so I'm very keen to explore what church might look like for a new generation in the Mile Cross area.

St Catherine's Vicarage
Aylsham Road
Norwich
NR3 2RJ
01603 426767
 
Rev Ruth profile

Curate: Rev Ruth Lambert

I have lived in Mile Cross, and worshipped at St Catherine’s, for most of my life! I was married to my late husband John for 38 years and we have one daughter, Alison, who has now lived in London for some time. There is also our family dog (British Bulldog) named Harvey! Since my ordination, in July 2014, I continue to work part-time at Mecca Bingo (just opposite St Cath’s) as an Operations Manager! Having been called to ordained ministry in this community, that I love, is a great privilege!

01603 410565
 
Rev Gill profile

Asst Priest: Rev Gill Bridges

Having  retired from full time ministry after 25 happy years, I am now equally happy in my church home at St Catherine’s. I have found out how true it is when people say ‘I don’t know how I had time to go to work!’I suspect that the truth is, everything takes longer to do!  I was brought up in Lincolnshire: my parents were farmers, and I always loved church and knew God, thanks to them. The first part of my life with my husband Sid  was spent in various places with the RAF in this country and abroad. We have two daughters and 3 grandchildren. We settled down here in Norwich 40 years ago, so we are certainly residents if not natives!


Before I was ordained I worked as a trainer for Sainsbury's and as a counsellor for a National charity. Now I have been ordained for nearly 30 years, working in Hellesdon, Earlham, Lakenham and  Sprowston. I feel hugely privileged to be part of a church family, and to know people at the happiest and saddest points in their lives. I also have enjoyed being in contact with schools and young people. Nowadays I am pleased to be able to help out in the church and community, and hope to do so as long as I am fit and able! Sid and I have always enjoyed travelling, and still do, no longer camping and caravanning we rely on others to drive!  In my own time, I like gardening,reading,  modern Line Dancing and enjoying our wonderful theatre here in Norwich.   

 
Revd. Laurence (Laurie) profile

Asst Priest: Revd. Laurence (Laurie) Janicker

I retired from full time ministry in the Midlands and Yorkshire a few years ago.  Before ordination I was a teacher in London and Australia. I came to faith after listening to my vicar’s sermons in my teenage years! I am married to Kathy and have one daughter Becky who is married to Lincoln. My hobbies are wood carving and relaxing with my pipe.

 
Revd. Charles profile

Asst Priest: Revd. Charles Read

After a career in teaching in high schools in the North West, I was ordained and ministered in parishes in Manchester and other parts of the North West before moving to Durham and teaching at a theological college.  I moved to Norwich some years ago with my wife Judith and two sons Jonathan and Philip. I am now training Clergy and Readers in our Diocese and others in this region. St Catherine’s is my place of worship when I have ‘free – time’!!

 
Catherine profile

Churchwarden: Catherine D’Oyley,

 
William profile

Churchwarden: William Jacobs

Hi,  I’m Bill and I have the privilege of serving St Catherine’s on the Church Warden Team along with Cathy and Caril.With my wife, I have lived in St Catherines parish (Hillmead) since 1971 although my wife Beryl has been a Mile Cross lass right from childhood. – (my roots lay in Sussex.) I am retired (2003) having spent my working life in the RAF(15 years)  and the remainder with Crane Fruehauf Ltd.


I have been a member of St Catherines congregation since the mid 70’s, and have held several serving posts during that time, I am also a “Lay” Reader at present (Licensed in 1995)  though I now only preach a few times a year. I have always found St Catherines to be a lovely church to worship in, with a friendly and welcoming congregation.

 
Joyce profile

PCC secretary: Joyce Lincoln

I was born at North Walsham and moved to Norwich when I married Ivan in 1972.  We have two daughters, and two grandsons. This is the second time I have been PCC Secretary during the 30+ years we have been members of St Catherine’s.  We first came along with one young daughter and another baby expected, now we are grandparents!   We valued the teaching for children, something we consider even more important today. I have taught in the teaching groups, helped with Mums and Toddlers when it started (now Totstop) Friday Club and Xplorers events. Not being so agile and now I have retired, I am pleased to use my talents in other ways like serving on the PCC and especially as Secretary.

 
Patricia profile

Magazine Editor Patricia McDermott

I grew up near Windsor in Berkshire and moved to Norwich when I married in 1982. I have 4 children – David, Tim, who married Julie in 2007, Robin and Elisabeth, I have two grandsons and one granddaughter. I am editor of the church magazine “Outreach”, and am actively involved with Tot Stop, as well as preparing Sunday (and other!) services on the computer, and being part of the Worship Group, so I am kept quite busy! I love animals, especially dogs and guinea-pigs, and have been known to take in waifs and strays occasionally. My hobbies include camping, reading, needlework, various crafts, net surfing, family history research and training a very lively Labrador.

 

Mrs Rach Hartley

01603 426767
 

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