Minister & Leadership Teams

Welcome from Rev Clare Davison

Rev Clare DavisonWelcome to St Andrew’s Peterborough. I have been the Minister here since September 2022. I spend half my time serving this congregation and community in Netherton, and the other half in oversight of 3 other churches in Bourne, Spalding and Wisbech. I’m married to Brian, a Baptist Minister, and we have 3 grown-up children, all living in different parts of the country.

I’m originally from Brighton on the south coast, and have been ordained since 2004. I’ve ministered in a variety of places: east London, Bradford and Halifax in transitional ministries, and in Leeds, and previously as a lay pastor in London Essex. I love the Lord Jesus, and it is my joy and privilege to be able to serve Him and to share the good news. My heart is for those whom Jesus came alongside, those whom society in His time on earth rejected. I also love working with all ages and encouraging people to follow Jesus. No-one is too important or unimportant to be a part of God’s Kingdom.

On moving to Peterborough, my family and I have been so warmly welcomed, and if that is anything to go by, you will be very warmly welcomed too. As well as our Sunday worship at 11am, we celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month. We have an open table, meaning that everyone who attends the service is welcome to take part if they wish to. Sunday worship is always followed by refreshments and we hold a monthly bring and share meal.

We also have 2 Bible Study groups and weekly and monthly outreach activities. There are lots of other groups who use our premises weekly or monthly, and we work with Age UK to run the Netherton Friendship Club, a very popular weekly social gathering and lunch club for older people in the local community.

Do explore the website and come along to meet us in person. We’d love to see you.

The Leadership Team consists of:

  • The Minister
  • The elders (below)
  • The Finance and Fabric Team
  • The Pastoral Care Team
  • The Church in the World group
  • Other teams which exist for specific purposes

 Allyson Darling

Allyson Darling - Elder

Ian Darling

Ian Darling  - Elder & Treasurer

 Philip Laws

Philip Laws - Elder & Church Secretary

Jean Jeffries

Jean Jeffries - Elder

 Yvonne Laws

Yvonne Laws - Elder

David Simms

David Simms - Elder

 Andrew Spillett

Andrew Spillett - Elder & Hall Bookings Secretary

Leah Wootton-Stamper

Leah Wootton-Stamper - Elder

Elders are elected by the congregation and are ordained for life. They may serve for a period of 3-6 years at a time. The Church Secretary, Treasurer and Planned Giving Secretary are elected annually.

The elders work with the minister to lead the congregation both spiritually and practically.

There is a church meeting four times a year. All leadership teams report to the church meeting and may bring recommendations for the congregation to decide upon. The whole church membership is entitled to take part in the major decisions of church life and work.

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