Leadership Team

Vicar
Rev. Sue Fear

Jesus invites us to Follow Him! When we respond to Jesus in love and faith, we take a step on an amazing journey and our lives are changed forever. In September 2012, I started full-time ministry serving as Assistant Curate in St. John the Baptist with Emmanuel, I was licensed as Associate Vicar on 27 September 2015 and served as Acting Vicar from February 2021 until 22nd October 2022 when I became Vicar. I am privileged to witness the power of Jesus’ transforming love in the lives of those I meet through prayer and praise, conversation, laughter and tears. Prior to taking early retirement from the NHS, I was CAMHS Neurodevelopment Pathway Leader and led a multidisciplinary clinical team, which offered assessments and interventions for children with learning disabilities and additional behavioural, mental health or neurodevelopment needs. I am married to Kevin, we have three grown up children and I’m Nanny to Isaac and Ben. Wherever you are on your journey with Jesus, I hope you’ll be encouraged to seek Him and discover God’s love for you.from

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Associate Vicar
Rev. Ali Williams

We welcome Rev. Ali Williams as our Associate Vicar. Rev. Ali was licensed by The Rt Revd John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth and acting Bishop of Peterborough  at Emmanuel Church of 5th September 2023.

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Assistant Priest
Rev. Kevin Fear

When I felt God calling me to ordained ministry it felt like an affirmation to carry on doing what God had started within me, which was to be an active Christian in the workplace. As a Chartered Civil Engineer and a health and safety professional working in the construction industry I was ordained a Minister in Secular Employment; the call of Moses (Exodus 3) is so important to me. The Lord said “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them cry out because of their slave drivers.” The workplace should offer rewarding careers but it still damages far too many of its workers; we still see too many deaths, injury and poor physical and mental health as a consequence. God gave work to humankind to be fulfilling, stimulating and rewarding and part of my ministry is to encourage people to think about what God is calling them to in their workplaces and, as disciples of Jesus, to explore how they might work in partnership with the Spirit to challenge unfair practice and usher in glimpses of the Kingdom of God into the everyday. I have now retired from the construction industry and I am working with the diocese to deliver Mental Health First Aid training. It remains a huge privilege to be asked to lead worship and to preach within the pattern of services offered by Werrington Parish Church. I am married to Sue and have three children and two grandchildren, all of whom are a huge blessing to me.

Honorary Associate Minister
Rev. Charles May

I was Ordained in London in 1958 and then served two Curacies, one in Bethnal Green (East London) and the other in Woking, Surrey. I went on to serve as an Area Secretary, covering 150 Churches in the West Midlands and South Wales for the Church Pastoral Aid Society. Back to the East End of London for 13 Years at St. Luke’s, Hackney, before I was appointed as Home Secretary of the South American Mission Society, which included travel from top to bottom of Latin-America. I then concluded my ministry for 10 Years at Christ Church, Fulham, London, overseeing the complete reordering of the large Edwardian Church. I moved from Fulham to Werrington in 1994 to enjoy a supposed retirement, which turned out to be nothing but continued ministry. With Joyce I conducted 66 Holidays for Christians which included four in the Holy Land, six covering the Churches of the Book of Revelation, the Churches founded by St. Paul, and many others. Between those holidays I served in Werrington and in a variety of other places through the UK. I am passionate about Prayer, Biblical Exposition, and Revival. I write Booklets and am on the 4th and last volume of my Memoirs. Joyce, my wife, to whom I owe a great debt of thanks, has served with me throughout my ministry. We have two married daughters, eight Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren. WE are blessed indeed!

Parish Administrator
Sarah Painter

I joined the Parish Office in March 2007. No two days have been the same since! It’s amazing what a variety of tasks can be fitted into 30 hours each week. It’s a very busy office to work in and there is no telling what you might be asked to do. It’s a great atmosphere to work in with lots of visitors through the door & people ringing. From preparing the weekly notice sheet; counting crockery being lent out for various events & listing every song that has been sung, printed or displayed in church for copyright purposes, to all manner of other things which need doing, the day is never dull. I also look after the church finances in support of the Treasurer: paying invoices & expenses, recording income, inputting accounts, and tracking Gift Aid.