Who's Who

Rob Gladstone

Rob Gladstone
Vicar

Rob came to Rothley in 2001 with his wife Sarah, and children Hannah and Sam, having previously worked in churches in Norwich and Stoke-on-Trent. His passion is seeing people become Christians, grow as disciples of Jesus and learning to serve, through teaching the Bible in every and any context. Since 2007 he has also been Area Dean of the locality.

Josh Bailey
 

Josh Bailey
Curate

Josh is married to Pippy and they have three young children. He worked in advertising and at All Souls Church in London, then trained at Wycliffe Hall. He has responsibility for the home groups at Rothley Parish Church and he and Pippy help Steve and Lindsay Thomason with the youth work. He loves films, box sets, skateboarding, walking and reading. He is currently sleep deprived!
 

 

Joy Chapman
Assistant Minister

Joy retired from the Chaplaincy at LOROS in 2003, moving to Rothley with her husband Keith in 2004. Since then she has been an Associate Minister and Coordinator of the church's bereavement support group. She loves the great outdoors, walking and golf!

 

Pam Harvey
Assistant Minister

Pam retired in 1999 and since then she has had many opportunities to support churches around the Diocese of Leicester including Rothley. She came to faith in Jesus in her village church at the age of nine. Unusual places for a couple of holidays a year means islands around the UK and the world. But she says Scottish Islands are special - so beautiful and inspirational and challenging!

 

Liz Sleath

Liz Sleath
Church Administrator

Liz has been Administrator here for 14 years. She loves her job, but when not in the church office at The Old School Rooms looking after the ministry team and congregation, she is at home trying to look after her husband Fred, two of their five children (the others having left home), two dogs and a rabbit! Other than this she can be found playing tennis, ferrying children around, leading the Carousel housegroup for mums of young children or  taking part in activities with both Brownies and Guides in Rothley, who also generally meet in The Old School Rooms!

Carrie Wainwright

Carrie Wainwright
Children & Families Worker
 
Carrie has previously worked as an apprentice in a church in Maidenhead, and has also completed a theology degree and a PGCE. Her desire is that many children and families in Rothley would come to know Jesus personally. When not at work she enjoys knitting, baking, swimming and walks with her husband Jon and she loves a good natter over a cup of tea!

David Wilson

David Wilson
Lay Minister

David came to Rothley in 1971; he is married to Sue and they have three grown up sons. After many years teaching Politics at universities in the East Midlands, David is now Pro-Chancellor at De Montfort University. While he has a number of diocesan responsibilities, he particularly loves serving In the parish and seeing people become more confident disciples of Jesus.

Valerie Joyce

Valerie Joyce
Lay Minister

Valerie is a retired local teacher, married to David. She is a Lay Minister and helps lead Quiet Days and supports the work of spirituality in the Diocese.
 

Ray Prince

Ray Prince
Churchwarden

Ray and his wife Alison have been attending Rothley Parish Church for the past seven years. He became a Churchwarden in 2014 along with Frances. He is also part of the treasury team. He worked in the drawing office and as a training engineer for London Electricity before taking early retirement.

Frances Morrison

Frances Morrison
Churchwarden

Frances and her husband have been attending Rothley church for over ten years. She became a churchwarden in 2014. She works full time as a secretary.

Wendy Lewis

Wendy Lewis
PCC Secretary

Wendy has been coming to Rothley Church with her husband Andrew since they moved to Mountsorrel in 2014. She was brought up as a Vicar's daughter with PCC meetings being held in her home so feels that she has have come full circle in serving the PCC and church in this role!

Simon Murphy

Simon Murphy
Organist & Director of Music

Simon has been Organist & Choir Trainer here at Rothley since 2001. He has been playing the organ since he was 14 and started playing for church services at St Matthew's, Leicester in 1976 as Assistant Organist before becoming the Organist & Director of Music at Birstall Parish church, a position he held there for twenty-two years. He is currently Rothley's second longest serving Organist having been with us for the past fifteen years.

 


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