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            The Parish Church of St. Mary,




At our 2016 Annual Parochial Church Meeting  (APCM) we elected three church  wardens to serve for the coming year year.  They are:

 Mr   David Thornton                 01772 749521       

        07947 035994

I came to Penwortham in April 1974 with my wife and we have remained in Penwortham ever since. Since our arrival, we have been regular church attenders at St Mary’s with both our children being baptized as babies in 1976 and 1977. Both have subsequently flown the nest.

I have been on the PCC since the 1980’s and a churchwarden since 1997.  In 2000 I took over as manager of our Church Hall on Cop Lane.  I am a Foundation Governor at both of our Church Primary Schools in the Parish namely Cop Lane and Howick – the latter being the Chair of Governors for some 10 years.

My wife Maureen has been actively involved in Junior Church (formerly called Sunday School) for nearly 30 years.

 Mr John Kay                                     01772 747036

John is a litigation solicitor, practicing in Burnley. As well as his newly acquired duties as churchwarden at St Mary’s, he has been a member of the PCC for many years and is a Foundation Governor at Howick Church of England Primary School. He is also a trustee/ director of Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd, a local charity assisting adults with learning difficulties achieve the best possible quality of life living in the community. He is married to Patricia & they have a son Iain, to be married at St Mary’s in September 2013. John is a keen follower of many sports, but particularly football & cricket. He is a lifelong supporter of Preston North End and thus a born again (and again and again…!!!) optimist”

Mrs Jill Howe                                    01772 743958

Jill is a retired teacher.  She  taught at  one of our church schools, Cop Lane Church of England Primary School for over 30 years. She is married to Nick.


Historical List of Churchwardens