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Past church wardens



Robert Boyd: Appointed 2013 - 2017

Robert Boyd

I was brought up in an atheist household but went to a Methodist school. I married a Christian wife (Meriel) and was baptised and confirmed in my late 20s in London. My work there was as a children's doctor and we moved to Adlington when I became a professor of paediatrics at the University of Manchester in 1981. The challenges of looking after sick children could have, for me, quite a spiritual element.

Later I became dean of the medical school in Manchester and, from 1996 to 2003, did the same job at St George's medical School in south-west London but commuted home at weekends. After 2003 I continued to have some advisory and trustee functions but have been mainly retired since 2010. Our children attended Poynton County High School and we usually went to St George’s Poynton. More recently, Meriel and I have come regularly to St Peter’s, usually to the eight-thirty service -- our house is actually in the parish of Prestbury. We have been made very welcome there and it is a considerable honour as well as a challenge to have been asked to become churchwarden.

We have three children and six grandchildren some of whom come to St Peter’s with us when visiting. Two of the grandchildren have special needs – life thus continues to throw surprises, challenges and learning opportunities.

Sue Parker: Appointed 2012 - 2016

Sue Parker

I have lived in the Macclesfield area since 1974, having previously worked for 2 years in Somerset as a Primary School teacher. Phil and I and our two sons moved to Prestbury in 1987. Phil was working for ICI Pharmaceuticals and I continued my teaching career, at St John’s the Evangelist Primary School, then at Broken Cross Junior School and finally at Prestbury CE Primary School where I stayed for 30 years. I was Deputy Headteacher for the final ten years of my career. Phil and I are now enjoying a very happy retirement. Both Phil and I were church choristers in our youth and our two sons were members of St Peter's Men and Boys’ Choir. I have been a Sidesman and Lesson Reader for many years and have served on the PCC several times in the past. At Prestbury school, one of my roles was as Community Liaison Co-ordinator which involved ensuring links between the Church and School and other organisations within the village. I am looking forward to becoming even more involved with church life as Warden.

Bill Humphreys: Appointed 2011 - 2015

Bill Humphreys

I have lived in Macclesfield since 1972 and have been a regular worshipper at St Peter’s since 2000. I used to be a teacher. I was introduced to the Church by my wife. She found great comfort and strength in the Church and the Ministers which enabled her to meet her death with enormous courage and dignity. The friendships I have made at the Church have become very important to me. My son Dan and daughter in law Jo are very much involved with St Peter’s. Those who attend the Family Worship service will probably know my grandchildren George and Maggie. I have observed the work of Churchwarden closely for many years through my friendship with Anne Stirling. I became Churchwarden in 2011.

Carolyn Leonard: Appointed 2010 - 2014

Carolyn Leonard

Jim and I were married in Wilmslow and having lived in York and Edinburgh moved to Prestbury in 1994. We have two married sons and two grandchildren. St Peter's was very welcoming when we arrived back in Cheshire and we soon became involved with Church life. I help with flower arranging, brass cleaning, intercessions, lesson reading and giving the chalice. I also organise the Lent lunches for Christian Aid and help with the annual house to house collections. I became Lay Rector's warden in 2010.

Trevor Stephens: Appointed 2009 - 2013

Trevor Stephens

I moved to Cheshire from West Sussex in 1985 to work for ICI Pharmaceutical (now Astrazeneca). I am married to Coralie and we have two married sons and four grandchildren. Looking for a traditional church, we found St Peter’s. Our boys, who were choristers at our previous church, immediately joined its excellent Men and Boys Choir. Coralie and I were Leaders of Pathfinders youth group and I joined the Men and Boys Choir in 1993. We have both served as Sidesmen and Lesson Readers and have been on the PCC several times. I was elected as a peoples churchwarden in 2009 and serve on the Church Development Strategy Group and Communications Group.