Ministry Team

MINISTRY TEAM

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: vicar@stbeespriory.org.uk

 

jim_marshallReverend Jim Marshall
01946 6425
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Reverends Jim Baker and Anne Baker

01946 822498

jim_anne_bakerThe 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

trevor_parkTrevor and his Norwegian wife Olaug retired back to St Bees in 2005; he had been Vicar here and Chaplain to St Bees School in the early 1970s. Olaug died in 2015. Retirement has allowed him to write some books: so far, a French travel guide and three historical studies about people and aspects of English Church life in the 19th century. He is currently working on two more and, if he lives that long, has a further two in mind. 
 
 

01946 822468

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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
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is currently out of the country on missionary work in Malaysia. He recently married Jeya, a long standing Christian friend from his church.