Rev’d Ross Meikle
I come to Reading having completed my curacy in the Benefice of Witney, Oxfordshire. I am a writer and storyteller with a background in theatre and performance.
Rev’d Christine Blackman
Christine first arrived in Reading in the late 1970s as a Chemistry student at the University.
She taught science at a Comprehensive School in Abingdon until her retirement in 2017.
She trained for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and was ordained as a deacon in 1991 and as a Priest in 1994. As well as leading worship, Christine makes sure that Sunday Club is the best place to be for our young people aged from Nursery to Year 5 on a Sunday morning.
Rev’d Francis Jakeman
Francis is a recently-retired Vicar, and has been a priest for forty years.
Having moved to Reading with his wife, Hilary, they can often be found in the Toddler Group in the Church Hall on Wednesday mornings.
Francis is passionate about issues of social justice, and works closely with Embrace, a Christian development charity in the Middle East.
Lynne Webb and Janet Davis have just been appointed as Churchwardens (21 May 2023). Information to follow.
Jane has been part of the congregation at St Bart’s and a Churchwarden for many years and has enjoyed working with the group to transform the Church into a performing arts venue.
Jane had designed a Healing Garden for the grassed at the front of the church which we hope will be of benefit to the whole community. Planting has started (Spring 2023) and we look forward to the space being transformed over the coming months.
Jane is now responsible for the management of our parish hall and may be contacted on hall@redlandparish for any booking enquiries.
Sarah works in the Parish Office at St Luke’s Tuesday and Thursday mornings, supporting the ministry and mission of the Parish.