Meet Our Team
Rector: Rev’d Angie Stanton
Hello, I’m Rev’d Angie.
I was appointed and licensed to be Priest-in-Charge of St Elisabeth’s in May 2008; it was my first parish, having finished my training, while serving as a priest in the parish of Atherton. I soon grew to enjoy Reddish, both the church folks and the people of the town, and still feel very settled here.
I’m not local, I was born in Preston, so I’m a Lancashire Lass, and had a very happy time at school there. I’m the eldest of 5 children, we were all good at sports, and sport remains one of my passions – sadly now I watch more than I play – netball, football, cricket, tennis, rugby and athletics. I’m a Liverpool fan – yes, even around here.The job of being parish priest is both diverse and busy; I love being involved with all the people who come to church, and it’s a wonderful privilege to be invited into the lives and homes of so many local families at important times of celebration or loss.
When I have a chance, I love to go walking, especially on beaches and cliffs, and to develop the garden I have been creating for a few years. I’m not really a pet lover, I prefer wild animals and birds, and can spend very peaceful moments watching them. I live with Sian, and after 10 years together we celebrated our Civil Partnership on a very happy day in August 2011.
Phone: 0161 432 3033
Assistant Curate: Rev’d Alison Mitchell
Hi, I’m Rev Alison, the OLM at St Elisabeth’s
I have just been ordained Priest, having served my first year of curacy as Deacon at St Elisabeth’s, following three years training in mission and ministry. I did this as well as working full-time as an early year’s teacher. Teaching is what I have done all of my working life, it is a job I enjoy very much, and a job which I feel will benefit my ministry using a lot of the skills I have acquired. I am stopping teaching, in the summer, to give myself time to settle into and learn about ministry. Children’s work and families will become a focus of my ministry.
I grew up in Gorton and moved across the border into Reddish 20 years ago. I think you could call me local with a good understanding of the area! I live with my husband Tony, who is also the Church warden here at St Elisabeth’s. I like to play the guitar, I enjoy going on holidays, especially to warm, sunny places by the sea. I also love socialising, chatting and catching up with friends.
I am looking forward to the next part of this journey, getting to know lots of new faces and serving you in Reddish.
Phone: 07540 792409
Assistant Curate: Rev’d Kate O’Sullivan
Hi, I’m Kate, your newly ordained curate.
I originally hail from Portsmouth and arrived in Manchester in 2003, via Wiltshire and Durham. I love living in the north of England and find the people very warm and hospitable. I have three daughters: Alicia who is 24, who lives and works in Nottingham; Flora who is 22, who lives with me and is studying at Salford University; and Cecily who is 17, who also lives with me and is studying for A levels at Xaverian College. We have a beautiful, but rather elderly border collie cross called Scout who continues to light up our lives.
I have spent most of my working life amongst homeless people, firstly in a residential centre for homeless family and then managing a day centre for homeless and vulnerable people. In addition, I have been a prison counsellor and a manager of health and well-being services delivered across Salford, Rochdale, Blackpool and Preston. I’m hoping that some of these experiences will be useful in ministry.
I began my theological training at Mirfield where I enjoyed the monastic tradition enormously. Following a year out as a parish assistant at St Chrysostom’s, I completed my training at Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham, alongside Methodists and people from other denominations. I am very much looking forward to completing my training at St Elisabeth’s, getting to know everyone and learning from you all.
Phone: 0161 915 7545
Authorised Lay Minister: Elaine Peacock
Hi, I’m Elaine Peacock and I am an Authorised Lay Minister at St Elisabeth’s Church, having trained in 2014 . My role is Pastoral, I co-ordinate the visiting team in conjunction with Common Ground, the Re:Dish visiting group. We visit the lonely, the not so young and the housebound, we have referrals from organisations such as AGE UK, NHS and other Churches.
We also visit a local nursing home and a local intermediate care home. I am also trained as a Spiritual Companion, taking the course in 2009/2010.
I am married to Graham, and we have 2 children and 2 grandsons. I enjoy cooking and baking, holidays, and sharing time with my family.
Phone: 0161 292 5943