Associate Priest: Revd James Cook
James is supported by local retired clergy with permission to officiate (PTO), our reader and a lay ministry team.
James is due to retire and his last service will be at 11.00 am on 21 October. He will be succeeded by the Revd Leisa McGovern, whose details appear below.
Revd. James Cook, The Vicarage, Alum Bay New Road, Totland Bay PO39 0ES
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01983 759091
Please note that the minister of Christ Church, Totland is a part time role and James normally works from Thursday to Sunday inclusive. He is not available on Mondays, except in an emergency and he is normally only available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays by prior appointment. Thank you for your consideration.
Team Vicar for Freshwater and Yarmouth and Team Vicar Designate for Totland Bay: Revd Leisa McGovern
Revd Leisa McGovern, 1 The Nursuries, Freshwater, PO40 9FG
email: email@example.com Tel: 01983 753078
Please note that currently as Priest in Charge of Freshwater and Yarmouth, Leisa normally works from Saturday to Thursday inclusive. She is not available on Fridays, except in an emergency. Thank you for your consideration.
Lay Ministry Team
Several of our congregation have undertaken Lay Leadership training through the IW Deanery to enable them to support James and the wider Church community.
Permission to Officiate
Supporting retired clergy: Revd. John Geilinger, Revd Paul Bell, Revd Peter Vessey
Reader: Mrs Lucie Bell
Peter Byatt – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Kirk – email:email@example.com
Denis Gosden, Church Office, Christ Church, Alum Bay New Road, Totland Bay PO39 0ES
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (m) 07582 861966
Officers of the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Associate Priest (Chair) Revd James Cook
Church Wardens: Mr Peter Byatt, Mr Geoff Kirk
Secretary: Mrs Jackie Kohler-Burton (Non voting)
Treasurer: Mrs Lesley Kirk
Reader: Mrs Lucie Bell
Diocesan Synod Reps: Mr Peter Byatt, Dr Neil Walker
Electoral Roll Officer: Mr Robin Gosden
PCC Standing Committee: Rev. James Cook, Peter Byatt, Geoff Kirk, Lesley Kirk, Tom Eggeling, Ros Holley, Robin Gosden
PCC Members and their special responsibilities:
The PCC Members are your voice at the Christ Church PCC Meetings. If you have a concern or wish to comment (good and bad) about how things are done or raise an issue, please speak to one of your PCC members who will try and deal with your concern or comment directly. If you wish to raise an issue or concern at PCC level please write to the PCC Secretary as follows:
By post : The PCC Secretary, Christ Church Totland Bay, Alum Bay New Road, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight. PO39 0ES
Much of the Parish business is conducted by small sub groups dealing with Ministry and Mission, Buildings and Churchyard, Admin and Personnel, Finance and Fund raising. These sub groups comprise PCC members and involve other church members where appropriate.
Mr Peter Byatt – Christ Church Deanery Synod Rep.
Mr Geoff Kirk – Acting chairman of Administration and Personnel Group.
Mrs Lesley Kirk – Chair of Finance and Fundraising Group
Mrs Lucie Bell – Christ Church Rep. for Churches Together in West Wight (CTWW).
Dr. Neil Walker – Christ Church Organist; Christ Church Deanery Synod Rep.
Mr Tom Eggeling – Christ Church Rep for CTWW Youth Project; Chairman of the Buildings and Churchyard Group.
Mr Robin Gosden – Electoral Roll Officer (e-mail:email@example.com); Member of the Buildings and Churchyard Group; Member of the Church Website Team. Cemetery Warden (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr Denis Gosden – Church Administrator; Member of the Admin and Personnel Group; Member of the Church Website Team.
Mrs Margaret Byatt – Member of the Pastoral Care Team; Christ Church Rep. for CTWW; Member of the Admin and Personnel Group.
Mrs Ros Holley – Member of the Ministry and Mission Group, Prayer Chain Leader / Coordinator
Mrs Lizzie Hutchinson – Member of the Admin and Personnel Group.
Non PCC Member with Special Responsibilities
Mr Richard Britton – Christ Church Music Director.
Mrs Phyl Lawrence – Safeguarding.
Mrs Georgina Gosden – Member of the Church Website Team.
Mrs Suzanne Cook – Junior Church Leader
Mrs Hazel Britton – Communications (parish magazine, weekly notices, Facebook, website); Hon Secretary of Churches Together in West Wight.
Mrs Jackie Holdoway – Christ Church Rep. for CTWW.
The PCC normally meets every 4 weeks throughout the year, with a meeting of Parishioners and the Parochial Church Meeting occurring annually.
The Church Patronage Trust http://www.churchpatronagetrust.co.uk/
The Church Patronage Trust, established in 1871, exercises sole patronage of 64 parishes and joint patronage of 61 parishes. It is one of the larger evangelical patronage bodies and most of its parishes are located in the Midlands and South of England. The CPT seeks to support the local church and its work is focussed on strengthening the evangelistic/pastoral ministry exercised in the parish.