At the moment there is a vacancy in the benefice of Cotham Parish Church and St Paul’s, Clifton.
Ginny Royston – Associate Priest
‘I am an associate priest at St Paul’s, Clifton and St Mary with St Saviour, Cotham. I was brought up in the Midlands and London but have lived in Bristol for several years and recently stopped working as a part time GP in north Bristol. I find ministry in the church is exciting, sometimes exhausting but never dull!
Apart from work, I love walking, singing and open air swimming – I am a founder member of the Henleaze Lake winter swimming group.’
Nick Adams – Associate Priest
‘With a background in the Theatre and Academic research into community arts and health my focus in ministry is to develop projects that have a positive impact on spiritual, physical, and mental wellbeing.
I also have interests in interfaith dialogue, particularly exploring contemplative practices across the Christian and Buddhist traditions.
I see ministry as outward looking and am seeking to connect with the community with energy and imagination. I also work part time as community development fundraiser. I am married to Helen and a mad keen cyclist. https://vimeo.com/60791406’
Derek Jay is a retired teacher of Religious Education, a trade union representative and former chair of South Gloucestershire’s Standing Advisory Council for RE. He has been an LLM (aka Lay Reader) at St. Paul’s since 1995 and now focuses on his work as a spiritual director and is secretary of the local branch of the Council of Christians and Jews.
Morwenna White-Thomson – Church Warden
St Paul’s Church has been part of my life for many years. I was married here in 1992 and both my children were christened at St Paul’s. I work in the NHS as a Speech and Language Therapist and specialise in Head and Neck Cancer and Voice. Outside of work I enjoy cycling, music and exploring beautiful places in our campervan.