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Who is who in the Benefice

The Benefice of West Trent was until May 2023 led by the Reverend Phil White, now retired. The ministry team now includes Reverend Canon Bridget Smith and our four Lay Readers Elizabeth Blakey (Reader emeritus), Angela Green, Jane Johnson and David Hanson.

Canon Revd Bridget Smith 
Retired Clergy

Bridget is married and has two adult daughters. After teaching, she was ordained deacon in 1991 and priest in 1994 at Peterborough Cathedral.
She has worshipped in the West Trent Benefice since 2009 and she enjoys Keep Fit, crochet and oil painting.
Angela Green 
Jane Johnson
Angela is married to Granville and has two children. Angela is a retired Florist and  a  creative lady and enjoys meeting and sharing the bible and life with people in and around the parishes. 
Jane was born and brought up in rural Staffordshire. She trained in medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital in London and then specialised in pathology, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and President of the British Society for Clinical Cytology. She retired in 2005. Jane was a Churchwarden at St Peter and St Paul’s, Upton for 14 years being called to Reader ministry in 2002. She is married to Ian, in their retirement they enjoy travelling, gardening for the kitchen as well as pleasure and reading both modern novels and books on historical topics.
David Hanson

David came to the Benefice from South London. He works for the Church of England in a national role.

Elizabeth Blakey  
Elizabeth trained as a Reader in the Diocese of Ripon & Leeds in North Yorkshire. She  moved to Rolleston in 2003. Elizabeth is widowed and is a mother and grandmother.
She is a retired teacher and enjoy various hobbies and activities in the village.
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