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
Tel: 0161 612 1048
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.
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: Rita Waters
Rita worked in education mainly with special needs pupils and students which she loved. She also loves cooking and baking. Hobbies include music, pottering in her garden and crafts. She also sings with Offerton Methodist Choir and has sung with choirs since she was a child.
Churchwarden: Dr 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.