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We believe wholeheartedly in Every Member Ministering, and many of our regular worshippers are involved in ministry and service in the church, community, and further afield.
Rector: Rev’d Ian Birkinshaw
Ian sees his main role as being to help the church to be the church. He is married to Adele, and has two adult children. He joined All Saints and St Andrew's as Rector in 2008. Ian performs a dramatised version of the complete Gospel of Mark (gospelofmarklive.wordpress.com).
Associate Minister: Vacant
Youth and Children’s Leader: James Simister
James and his family joined the church in February 2012 and alongside volunteers is responsible for leading the church's youth and children's work (More info at www.allyouth.org). James is married to Katy and they have 3 children: Molly, Elliot & Toby. James also chairs Kidz Klub York, which is a small charity committed to outreach to children (www.kidzklubyork.com).
Lay Pastor: Joan Sargent
Joan joined the team in 2012 after working as the pastoral coordinator of the Spurriergate centre for 21 years. She is a Spiritual Director and a trained counsellor; she has an MA in evangelism. She speaks fluent Lancashire and spent five years working in Afghanistan.
Parish Administrator: Amanda Lawson
Amanda is our parish administrator and deals with all enquiries into the parish office based at St Andrew's Church from booking weddings, baptisms and funerals to writing the weekly notice sheet. Helped by a fantastic team of volunteers, she also deals with community events and bookings. She is married to Graham and they have two daughters, Holly and Cate.
Church Wardens: Liz Barker, Heather Richardson, Juliet Wright.
PCC members (elected and ex-officio):
As well as a PCC, Huntington Parish also has 8 working groups each tasked with focussing on a specific area of church life. The focus and composition of the groups are as follows:
Buildings and Fabric
Mission and Outreach
Youth and Children
Project Groups - St Andrew's Building Development