Meet the Team

There are over 200 licensed Readers (Licensed Local Ministers) in Church of England Birmingham sharing with ordained colleagues in a diverse range of contexts and ministries.

The Warden of Readers leads a team of three Assistant Wardens and six Deanery Wardens. Together they work on behalf of the Bishop of Birmingham to support, promote and develop Reader Ministry in CofE Birmingham. The Warden also represents the Bishop in matters concerning Readers in the national church.

Revd Sheri Gidney
Warden of Readers
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Maggie Forknell
Co-Warden of Readers (Vocation and Discernment)
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Ian Crockford
Assistant Warden of Readers (Selection, Admission and NEXT)
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Michelle Grannell
Assistant Warden of Readers (Continuing Ministerial Development)
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Deanery Wardens of Readers

Chris Barnsley
Aston & Sutton Coldfield Deanery

Stuart Jeffs
Handsworth & Central Deanery

Stephen Record
Polesworth & Coleshill Deanery

Sheila Huckfield-Powell
Yardley & Solihull Deanery

Pete Brayshaw
Warley & Edgbaston Deanery

Kath Hawker
Kings Norton, Moseley & Shirley Deanery

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