Rev Martin Hartley

Vicar

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Hi, I’m Martin and I started at St Catherine’s in May 2017. I’m married to Rach and we have four children - Dorrie, Willow, Noah and Honey. I also have two grown-up daughters and a granddaughter. After studying for two years at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, I was ordained in June 2013 and served my curacy in the Tas Valley.  Before ordination, I worked as a Community Evangelist with Church Army in Bedfordshire. You can find out more about the work of Church army by  Before that I was a machine operator for 15 years in engineering. I have a powerful conversion story and would love to share it with you, either in a group or down the pub with a pint. I am an Evangelist and have a pioneering spirit, so I'm very keen to explore what church might look like for a new generation in the Mile Cross area.

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Rev Ruth Lambert

Associate Priest

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I have lived in Mile Cross, and worshipped at St Catherine’s, for most of my life! I was married to my late husband John for 38 years and we have one daughter, Alison, who has now lived in London for some time. There is also our family dog (British Bulldog) named Harvey! Since my ordination, in July 2014, I continue to work part-time at Mecca Bingo (just opposite St Cath’s) as an Operations Manager! Having been called to ordained ministry in this community, that I love, is a great privilege!

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Rev Gill Brdges

Assistant Priest

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Having  retired from full time ministry after 25 happy years, I am now equally happy in my church home at St Catherine’s. I have found out how true it is when people say ‘I don’t know how I had time to go to work!’I suspect that the truth is, everything takes longer to do!  I was brought up in Lincolnshire: my parents were farmers, and I always loved church and knew God, thanks to them. The first part of my life with my husband Sid  was spent in various places with the RAF in this country and abroad. We have two daughters and 3 grandchildren. We settled down here in Norwich 40 years ago, so we are certainly residents if not natives!

 

Rev Charles Read

Assistant Priest

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After a career in teaching in high schools in the North West, I was ordained and ministered in parishes in Manchester and other parts of the North West before moving to Durham and teaching at a theological college.  I moved to Norwich some years ago with my wife Judith and two sons Jonathan and Philip. I am now training Clergy and Readers in our Diocese and others in this region. St Catherine’s is my place of worship when I have ‘free – time’!!
                                                                                                                   


Margaret Proudfoot

 licence lay Minister

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I was born at Drayton Hall, which is now the TLC Church, and grew up in Hellesdon.  I have never moved far from home and now live in Thorpe Marriot, with my Husband Richard, who I met at St Cath’s. My working life was fairly varied, my last job being as a Funeral Arranger with Peter Taylor Funeral Services.  I retired in 2014, and for the last two years, I have been training to be a Licensed Lay Minister.  I completed my training this year, although I am continuing to study, and was licensed in September.  As I begin my Lay-Minister Ministry at St Cath’s, I am excited to see how it develops and where it takes me.

                                                                                                                                 

Caril Gaul

Churchwarden

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I was born in the small village of Swannington and have lived on Mile Cross for 40 years with my husband Kevin, we have been married for 47 years this June. We have a son Matthew and daughter Rachael, a dear little grandson and 3 lovely step-grandchildren. I started going to St Catherine's about 38 years ago when my children joined the Sunday School and for several years I enjoyed being one of a team that shared the Lord's word with the younger members of the congregation and for many years I organised a team of people to go out monthly as part of the Salvation Army soup run until it was abruptly stopped because of the co vid 19 pandemic. I love being part of the congregation at St Catherine's and have made many friends and can never imagine a day when it’s not part of my life

Sophie Bradfeild

Churchwarden

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Julie Howell

Safeguarding Named Person

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Hello I'm Julie and I am the Named person for safeguarding at St Catherine's Church.                            I have lived in Hellesdon and Norwich all my life. I am married and have three children and four grandchildren. I have worked as a student nurse, teaching assistant, higher level teaching assistant and nursery practitioner. I have worshipped at several churches and have been at St Catherine's since about 2006

Kathy Amis

Authorised Worship Assistant

PCC Secretary 

Hi, I’m Kathy Amis. I was born in Glasgow and although I haven’t lived there for nearly 50 years I still retain my proud Scottishness and my accent. Married for 46 years to my late husband Mike we had two boys and one girl and now have seven grandchildren. I’ve attended St Catherine’s for 21 years. On 29 July 2019, I was commissioned as an AWA. My life is busy and filled with granny duties, Church and supporting my beloved Norwich City FC. I’m excited to see what plans  God has for my life!

Brian Garner

Authorised Worship Assistant   

I was born in the Midlands and moved to Norwich when I was 3 and went to St Thomas’s Sunday School. When I was at work in the Norfolk and Norwich hospital I was taken along to Holy Trinity Norwich and whilst  I was there I became a Christian. Through a mutual friend, I met my wife and moved to St Catherine’s 30+ years ago. I have done varying roles at St Catherine’s including church warden for 6yrs now I am the church’s representative on the Deanery Synod and in 2018 I was commissioned as an AWA (Authorised Worship Assistant).  I am at present a volunteer for Age Uk Norfolk working in their Information and Advice department.

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