Vicar: Rev. Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall
Tel: 0161 456 9382
Elaine originally trained as a Nurse in Liverpool and was a Sister at Fazakerley Hospital. She then trained to be a District Nurse and worked out of Crosby in Merseyside. She was a School Nursing Sister at several schools in Wirral, before moving to Birkenhead School.
She trained for the Ordained Ministry on the Northern Ordination Course before serving as Curate at Frankby with Greasby. She was Vicar in Stretton and Appleton Thorn for twelve years and Rural Dean of Great Budworth for seven years before moving to Stockport.
She is also a member of General Synod, the ruling body for the Church of England.
Curate: Rev. Dr Janine Arnott
Janine was ordained deacon on 30th June 2019 at Chester Cathedral, having trained for ordained ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Janine was born in Stretford and lived in Sale for 20 years before joining us. Her son went to school in Cheadle, so she is no stranger to the North West.
Before training for ordained ministry, she was a health policy academic, having researched children’s medicines and health care. She loved her job and believe God placed her in that role for a reason and a season. Then God called her out of secular work and into parish ministry.
In her spare time she enjoys walking, camping, and good wine (preferably with good cheese). She especially enjoys photography and She is a fan of creative media and the power of images. She has also been trying to learn to play the guitar over the last couple of years but says she is not getting very far! She is also a huge fan of The Sound Of Music.
She has a strong interest in how people live out their faith in their workplace and she is passionate about breaking down barriers between secular and sacred spaces. God is in our workplaces, our homes, our schools, our streets – in every aspect of our lives. How blessed we are!
Nothing warms her heart more than seeing the body of Christ working together and she sees a large part of her ministry as enabling others and helping to grow disciples and discipleship groups.
Retired Priest: Rev. Glenys Sellors
Tel: 0161 483 0359
Before retirement, Glenys enjoyed a long career in music teaching and counselling. She has two married sons and four grown up grandchildren. She loves gardening, though she says that the mower is getting heavier every year, theatre and walking in the Peak District and Lake District.
She was licensed as a Reader in 1975 and was amongst the first female Readers in Chester Diocese, serving at All Saints, Cheadle Hulme and St Albans, Offerton. She was ordained deacon on 1st July 2007 and was initially attached to St Albans, Offerton before moving to St George’s in March 2008. She was priested on 14th June 2008.
She now has permission to officiate in the Diocese of Chester and helps out at our services.
Reader: Mr Peter Hall
Tel: 0161 456 9382
Peter is keen long distance walker. He has walked the Pennine Way three times, The Kerry Way, White Peak Way, Hadrian’s Wall, St Cuthbert’s Way, Pilgrim’s Way and Whitby Way.
He has been a Reader in the Church of England since 2003. He has also been married to Elaine, the Vicar since 1982.
Reader (Emeritus): Mr Michael Coupe
Tel: 0161 612 0222
Michael has been a Reader in the Church of England since 1958.
Pastoral Worker: Audrey Manzano
Tel: 0161 494 7054
Audrey has worked as a nurse and sister in hospitals in various parts of the world. She studied midwifery in Manchester and worked on Intensive Care Units in Madrid, Las Palmas and Valencia, Spain before coming ‘home’ to St Thomas’ Hospital in Stockport in 1982. She joined the Training Department in Stepping Hill before becoming the Quality and Standards Manager for the local Health Authority, a post she held until retirement in 2002.
In retirement, she joined the pastoral care team at St George’s and was licensed as a Pastoral Worker on 27th September 2008.
Churchwarden: Mr Andrew Regan
Tel: 0161 440 0408
Churchwarden: Mrs Hazel Jenkins
Tel: 0161 483 4679
Director of Music: Mr James Hibbert
James was appointed Organ Scholar in April 2017 having spent the previous academic year as a Choral Scholar. During his time as a Choral Scholar he began to take on more responsibility within the Choir, directing and accompanying the Choir on many important occasions during the previous year under the watchful eye of the former Director of Music, John Horton.
His appointment to the Church’s Music Staff was announced on Sunday 21st May 2017 at the morning Eucharist – his first ‘official’ Sunday in post.
Before coming to St. George’s, James was Assistant Organist at St. Mary’s, Stockport and before then a Chorister and Deputy Organist at Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Church in Derbyshire.
James is absolutely passionate about his work and enjoys every moment working within the music department and alongside the Choir at St. George’s. In his own words he describes the role of Organ Scholar at St. George’s as the perfect stepping stone between being an amateur musician and beginning to build a career as a Choral Director and Organist.
– It is often said he seems to spend a little too much time at Church for his own good!
James was appointed as Acting Director of Music of St. George’s, Stockport in September 2017 and Director of Music in November 2018.
Parish Secretary: Marion McCall
Tel: 0161 480 2453
Marion joined us as secretary on 1st May 2017. She can be contacted at the Parish Office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.