Our #NewRevs 2018

First published on: 5th July 2018

In our final video, our New Revs share some advice and words of wisdom for anyone considering ordination. 

Discover more about our New Revs onward journeys into ministry and what they are looking forward to in this video.


You can find out some of our #NewRevs ordination journeys in the video below.


Read interviews - Part 3

The final set of interviews with our #NewRevs 


Meet Revd Keith Thornborough

I am really looking forward to continuing to serve the congregation at St. Nicholas, Blundellsands who have been so supportive, encouraging and with me through my life's journey, discernment and selection process and my training. Read more.  



Meet Revd Gill Reeve

I will be serving as a part-time non-stipendiary curate in Christ Church, Norris Green. I am looking forward to getting to know the community and joining the team as we reach out to the community. Read more. 




Meet Revd Tim Coates

I’m going to be curate at St Bartholomew's Church in Roby alongside Rev Kate Wharton. We’re looking forward to getting to know everyone better and getting involved in all that they already do! I’m excited to look for opportunities to start up new projects and help grow the team. Read more.



Meet Revd Rachel Gaunt

I will be serving my Curacy at Oaks Church, Skelmersdale.  I am really excited to get to know the community where Oaks is based, exploring faith with the people there. Read more. 



Meet Revd Craig Gaudion

I will be serving at St Paul’s Church, Widnes. The church is part of a new diocesan project called ‘Transform North West’ which is a vision to develop a Resource Church Network that hopes to play a part in reaching otherwise ‘unreachable people’. Read more.



Meet Revd Nick White

I'll be serving in St Helen's town centre team. I'm really happy that I will be working with the St. Andrew's, Dentons Green congregation as they seek to grow a variety of missional-communities within the parish. Read more.


Read interviews - Part 2

Read the next set of our individual interviews with our #NewRevs. We will have more next week in Part 3. 


Meet Revd Marie Raffay

I will be serving in the Mossley Hill Team Parish, based at All Hallows, Allerton.  I am looking forward to getting to know people, worshipping with them and working out how I can be part of the missional life of the church. Read more.



Meet Revd Gareth Banton

I’ll be serving the Hope Hub team of churches in Newton-Le-Willows. I’m looking forward to getting to know the area, it's story and building relationships with people in our local community. Read more.



Meet Revd Kimberley Mannings

I will be serving in the parish of St Mary the Virgin and St Paul's, Prescot. I am looking forward to getting to know both congregations and members of the wider community. Read more.



Meet Revd Simon Renison

I will serve my curacy at Christchurch, Southport. I look forward to joining in with all the church currently offers and walking with them in this new season. Read more. 


Read interviews - Part 1

Read the first four of our individual interviews with our #NewRevs. 


Meet Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie

"Il be serving at Liverpool Parish Church. I can't wait to be involved in ministry at the very heart of the most amazing city on the planet and all that it will bring." Read more. 



Meet Revd Gill Hitchen

"I feel most fulfilled in drawing alongside others and sharing in their story, so I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to serve the community in St Helens as part of the Parr team, and am particularly looking forward to being part of the positive contribution to both the spiritual and the practical lives of its parishioners through our collaborative ministry."  Read more


Meet Revd Jonty Forster

I will be serving at St Gabriel’s Huyton Quarry, but also working as part of a wider team of curates so there will also be opportunity to link in with St Bartholomew’s Roby and St Mary’s Prescot, which is really exciting and should increase opportunities for learning in this training post. Read more.



Meet Revd Gwen Carter

I will be doing my curacy at Rainford Parish Church (All Saints), which will be for three years. Moving from an inner-city church to semi-rural village community. I am looking forward to being involved in the community and village life as much as I can. Read more.

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