Welcome to our Ministry Team. Our mission is : “To know Christ and to make him known.”
Reverend Becky Gibbs
I am married to Phil and we have one son. We moved to St Bees in February 2017 from Cheadle Hulme, near Stockport. We are really enjoying life here and St Bees feels like home.
I love the sea, growing things and exploring the countryside with my family. I like to go the theatre and am especially fond of all things dance related. I am happiest when I am eating good food surrounded by friends and family.
Whether you are new to St Bees, or born and bred here, I really look forward to meeting you either here at the Priory or in the village, at the shop or on the school run – please do stop me and introduce yourself!
If you wish to contact Becky please ring her at the Vicarage on 01946 822279 or email her: email@example.com
Reverend Jim Marshall
Reverends Jim Baker and Anne Baker
The Rev. Canon Jim Baker M.B.E. and the Rev. Anne Baker retired to the village 4 years ago.
Jim has been ordained almost 50 years and following appointments in Sheffield, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and 10 years in West Fife, he became Team Rector of Whitehaven in 1984 and was 20 years in that post. During that time, he also served as Rural Dean , Hospital Chaplain, Chairman of the Whiehaven Community Trust and Non- Executive Director of the Primary Care Trust.
Anne started working life as a secondary school teacher and College Lecturer but became a full time vicar’s wife on moving to Whitehaven. She was also very involved in Mother’s Union, holding posts at Diocesan and National level.
Anne trained for the ministry with the Diocesan Training Institute and was ordained in 2001. She served here in St Bees as curate for 3 years, prior to her appointment to the Benefice of Eskdale, Irton, Muncaster and Waberthwaite . During her 8 years as Rector there, Jim was the Non – Stipendiary Priest in the Benefice.
The couple have 4 sons, 3 of whom are married and 3 grandchildren.
Reverend Canon Dr Trevor Park
Chris and Charm Robson came to St Bees in 1968 having lived in Uganda for the preceding 5 years. Chris taught Physics at St Bees School ending up as Head of Science. Charm was later appointed to teach History of Art to 6th formers. In 1981 they were appointed Readers to help in the parish. For 8 years they were House Parents to boys at Abbots Court then a boarding house for the school. Retirement has meant, among other things, that there is more time for running in different parts of the world, organising the Arts Society, researching aspects of the St Bees Man story, opening a large garden to the public and being part of the Ministry Team.
They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
Reverend David Cox
is currently out of the country on missionary work in Malaysia. He recently married Jeya, a long standing Christian friend from his church.