Farther Alex

Vicar – Fr Alexander Crawford

Fr Alex came to St Margaret’s in September 2021.  He is married to Natalie and they have five young children.  He has a keen interest in music and liturgy, and enjoys singing, hymn writing (see ), walking, reading historical novels, and following the cricket.

Fr Alex is available for conversation after services in church, or via the contact details below.  Please get in touch; he’d love to hear from you.

Contact: / 01943 603647

Please note, Monday is Fr Alex’s rest day.


Canon Bernard Gribbin - Retired

Canon Bernard Gribbin

After training as a chef, working at the Ritz Hotel London and doing National Service, Fr Bernard decided to train as a priest.

Following his time at theological college, he completed his training in Birkenhead and was ordained as a priest in 1961 in the Diocese of Liverpool.

As well as his role as vicar, he has been a Stewardship Advisor to Bradford Diocese and Precentor and vicar choral at Chester Cathedral. He was made a Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1991.

He continued his role of a vicar until his retirement in 1996, when he joined the team of retired priests, here, at St Margaret’s.

Fr Bernard brings a great wealth of experience, wisdom and love to our church.

50 years as a Priest...


Canon Godfrey Higgins - Retired

Canon Godfrey Higgins







Sacristan & Reader
Miss Catherine Gibson

Miss Catherine Gibson

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Nadine Wharton

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Anne Eaton

Philip Tooke

Head Sidesman

Judith Smith

Parish Administrator

Vickie Kemp

Email: Phone:01943 607015


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