Meet The People

Canon Gary Cregeen, Team Rector
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Gary is Whitehaven born and bred – he worked in the town, in industry and local government, for eighteen years, before moving to London where he trained for the ministry at Oak Hill Theological College.

Having served his title at St John’s, Carlisle, Gary became Vicar of Scotby and Cotehill with Cumwhinton in 2003.

In 2012 he became Team Rector of South Barrow and Rural Dean of Barrow; he was previously Rural Dean of Brampton. In 2014 Gary was appointed Honorary Canon of Carlisle Cathedral.

Gary is a Trustee of Barrow Foodbank and was the Chair of Trustees from 2012 until 2015.

In 1987 at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, Gary married his wife Julie, a Teaching Assistant; they had met five years earlier on a Pathfinder Venture at Windermere and subsequently led a CPAS Venture Team for a number of years.

Gary and Julie enjoy walking, as well as travelling and socialising.

Rev’d Robin Ham, Assistant Curate (Pioneer Ministry)
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Robin is a Wirral lad, and is glad to be back in the North-West after eight years ‘down south’, including three years working with students, young adults and families for a church in Cheltenham.

Robin is married to Zoe and they have three young children, and so Peppa Pig has become all too familiar! You can read more about how he became a Christian here.

He enjoys thinking and writing about how the Christian faith interacts with contemporary culture and he blogs at That Happy Certainty. He loves helping people to see why knowing Jesus makes sense of life and has been involved with events for those investigating Christianity in workplaces, homes and colleges.

Part of Robin’s role in Barrow is focused on pioneer ministry and church-planting.

Jean Mease, Local Lay Minister (Bereavement Support)

Parish of St. George with St. Luke and St. Perran

Churchwardens: Ted FENTON and Geraldine SOUTHAM

PCC Treasurer: currently vacant

PCC Secretary: Alison OTTO

Verger: Geraldine SOUTHAM

Hall Bookings Secretary: Ted FENTON

Parish of St. Aidan

Churchwarden: Peter GARDNER

PCC Treasurer: Sheila SIMPSON

PCC Secretary: Carole WILLIAMSON

Verger: Keith COCKBURN

Hall Bookings Secretary: Angela ROGERS