Meet Our Staff

Rachel Winton

Church Administrator
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Rachel has been administrator since March 2011 and is responsible for church admin, activities in the Parish Centre, supporting the Vicar and any ad hoc projects.

Rachel first came to St James family service in September 2009 after thinking “there must be more to life.” After much reading, chatting and excitement she came to faith in Jesus soon after. During this changing time she was working in the Learning and Development team at Cambridgeshire County Council but decided to give it all up and see what happened. Months off work followed where she could help out with church activities like First Steps, youth group and even the Parish Council for a short time.

Rachel, who hales from Yorkshire and loves to visit whenever she can, lives in the village and has been married to Jim for 13 years, is mum to Maisie 11, and Lola (the dog!). She enjoys family time and visits back to Yorkshire.

Peter Cunliffe

Vicar
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Peter has been vicar of St James’ since September 2002; previously senior curate in St Mary’s, Reigate and studied theology at Trinity College Bristol. He recently completed an MA in Kingdom Theology Westminster Theological Centre.

Married to Rosie for 39 years they have three sons, two daughters-in-law and grandchildren.  Prior to ordination Peter was eighteen years in the NHS, and 12 as a specialist nurse in paediatric intensive care.

A person of faith in Jesus for more than 50 years but with a fresh encounter with the Holy Spirit much later in life.  New Wine has played a significant part in shaping his ministry.  His interests are many, but he particularly enjoys technology, photography and has an artistic bent.

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Judith Bolton

Associate Minister
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Having exercised many years as a lay minister Judith was ordained Priest in 2014. As a locally deployed minister her special focus is in pastoral work, prayer and spiritual direction.

It was at St James’ that Judith recognised in others a relationship with God she did not have. She spent a lot of time asking God questions at the kitchen sink and whilst peeling potatoes, and it was whilst wrestling with a challenge from God that she realised she did not want to be seen committing herself as a Christian but came to understand God’s word more through the Holy Spirit, and to know his love for her and making a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

Lorna Grounsell

Outreach Worker

Is now based in the Parish House on the ‘Yes Development’ off the London Road.

Liz Pinnock

Licensed Lay Minister
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Liz has a particular focus on preaching and ministry to the adults in the church. Married to Mike, they have three adult children and two (and 2/3) grandchildren. She studied business and worked in book-selling and publishing before a complete career change to Chiropody, running her own practice for 12 years. Becoming a Christian at the age of 19 and, even after that, she spent a long time away from the church. This experience informs her passion to communicate the Bible using creative ways to connect with people; making sense whatever their state of faith.

Liz enjoys singing and helps run the Hemingfords Gospel Choir. Having always enjoyed textiles as a hobby, she has recently been exploring what it means to be creative in it’s broadest sense. She runs Create Space a group that meets to play with textiles, painting, writing, craft, baking and more, enabling people to be what we were all made to be – creative!

From 1st October ’16, Liz will become Chair of the Ely Diocesan Board of Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers) for a three-year term. This exciting role will particularly focus on creating ways for lay ministers to work alongside clergy colleagues in new and adventurous ways as the Diocesan Strategy is implemented. This strategy aims to provide effective ministry at a time of great social change.

Trish Latimer

Licensed Lay Minister
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Coming from Muswell Hill, Trish began married life in Edgware, and spent a year in Nigeria before settling in the village for 40 years. Married to Ray, both have been active members of St James’ all this time, during which they raised four children and fostered others, helped run children’s and youth groups and sailing activities.  Trish has served as church treasurer and for two terms as churchwarden.  She has been a Reader since 2006.  Trish fits in 13 grandchildren in London, Cambridge and Australia around her Reader ministry.

Gerald Barrett

Licensed Lay Minister
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Gerald chose to be follower of the Lord Jesus Christ in his late teens and later became an Authorised Lay Minister in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He was licensed as a Reader (LLM) in 1990 and after moving to this area his license was transferred to the Ely Diocese in 2012. He enjoys leading worship and preaching when the opportunity arises. Gerald is a retired church architect and retains an interest in architecture, both ancient and modern. He is married to Jenny and they have two children and five grandchildren, and a garden that they do their best to maintain to the standard required by the more critical passers-by.

Judith Hall

Authorised Lay Minister (Worship)
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Judith helps to plan services as part of the ‘Sunday Team’ bringing classical skills and drawing from a variety of sources.  She plays the violin her father made for her in the 1950s, loves choir music and sings.

Judith had a career in teaching, last working in Special Needs support and loved seeing boys especially learn to read successfully.  She now works as a Shrievalty Clerk assisting a High Sheriff and staff.

Married to Brian, they have two adult children and are well established in the village.  Half of their house was once the vicarage.  Since early Sunday School years Judith has grown up always believing that loving Jesus was the obvious thing to do.