Who’s Who

Clair Jaquiss

I’ve been Vicar here since November 2017 and on the team at All Saints since 2011.  I worked for many years as a radio producer with the BBC.  I present Daily Service on Radio 4 and Pause for Thought on Radio 2 from time to time still.  Kevin, my husband, is a lawyer and a Methodist Local Preacher.  I’m in the parish two days a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) with another half day depending on what’s going on.  We have three grown up daughters:  Mary, Lizzie and Cathy and four grandchildren.  I enjoy theatre, music and food.  You might occasionally see me out jogging.  I’m happy to wave but often don’t have enough breath to speak.

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Gordon Herron, Associate Priest

I joined the All Saints team a couple of years ago or so.  I spent much of my ministry as Parish Priest in the Manchester Diocese in the Gorton area.  Officially I am retired, but am very much active in the parish.  Before I was ordained I worked as a psychotherapist.  I am married to Shirley.  I’m a Liverpool supporter but look kindly on all the Man City supporters in the congregation.

Mary Babbage, Reader

I’ve worshipped in Hale Barns since 1979 and previously when still at university.  In 1966 I qualified as Bachelor of Veterinary Science and am a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  I worked in general practice in Stockport area and before marriage to John.  I moved from Timperley to Hale Barns in 1979, and worshipped at St.Paul’s becoming All Saints.  John and I have three daughters who went to Elmridge School.  My parents lived in Hale Barns since 1967, my father serving as a Reader.

Nigel A Glassey, Churchwarden

I married Gwynneth in 1971 and we came to live in Hale Barns. I was a partner in a central Manchester firm of solicitors which acted for Lord Stamford and subsequently for the National Trust. I also practise as a Notary Public and became President of the Notaries Society of England and Wales 1999-2001; my own firm is now in Stockport.  I played cricket and rugby for MGS, my Oxford college and Sale and remain interested in all sports. I spend many leisure hours reading. We have a daughter, Bridget who went to Elmridge Primary School and is now an engineer with Siemens UK. I have been the churchwarden several times and wish to see All Saints  continuing to be a vital part of the local community.

June Tracey, Churchwarden

I’ve lived in Hale Barns since 1978 and have never failed to find support and fellowship from being part of the congregation at All Saints.  As  one of the Churchwardens I’m able to make a significant  contribution to the life of the church.  My working life centred on education, initially as a teacher of mathematics and physics at Altrincham Grammar School, then as a headteacher and school inspector.  I was awarded an MBE for my work in education.  It has been a privilege to watch children develop and mature, including through Little Saints (our junior church) where they experience the love of God and its impact on their lives.

Caroline Cordery, Parochial Church Council (PCC) Secretary

Michael Sargent, Treasurer

After eight years at Manchester Grammar School, I studied for a degree in Civil Engineering at Cambridge University. Following graduation, I joined Allott & Lomax, a firm of consulting engineers, retiring after forty years of service, twenty of which were as a main board director. My career was taken up with the design of coal, oil and nuclear power stations in the UK, Argentina, Venezuela, Cyprus, India and Hong Kong.

My wife Christine and I have worshipped at All Saints for over twenty-five years, and I have served as a member of the PCC, and as a Churchwarden, before taking on the position of Treasurer.

Elaine Waters, Parish Administrator

I’m a local girl who took up the role as Parish Administrator in January 2012. Most of you may recognise me from walking my five year old Golden Retriever “Marley” (yes, his character is very much the same as that in the film “Marley & Me) around the neighbourhood. Adrian, my husband, is a Bank Manager and a leader in “All Saints Youth Fellowship”. I have a teenage son and enjoy walking, the theatre, eating out and I’m happiest when being out with my family walking in the Countryside, especially around Dunham Massey, and making sure that we have time to call at the local Public House (The Swan with Two Nicks), before making our journey home.

Vivienne Plummer, Reader Emerita

For the first 12 years of my life my childhood was spent in North Africa, West Africa and Malta.  My Father was in the army.  After 12 years I left such wanderings and went to Boarding School. Leaving school I was accepted for Teacher Training  and ended up doing Business Studies at UWIST.  My career was with Granada Television in Public Relations where I met my husband producer/director husband  Peter.  I trained as a telephone counsellor and was a member of CANCER AID AND LISTENING LINE.  When my husband was diagnosed with Cancer I left to care for him.  After Peter died I bought property in France which was used as a holiday base for myself and friends for 12 years.  I trained at Chester as a Reader and read for a Degree in Theology where, as one of my young fellow students commented I was ‘An extra-mature student’!  I was Reader at St Mary’s Bowdon for 18 Years and on retiring (becoming emerita) have been ministering at All Saints.  My interests are eclectic:  Botany, Art History, Gardening, Antiques, Poetry, Reading – with a soft spot for escapism in detective fiction – and collecting Teddy Bears!

Debbie Buckley, Pastoral Care Coordinator

My parents moved to Hale Barns when I was a few months old. I went to College in Ipswich when I was 18 to study residential Child Care.   After qualifying I went to work in Rawtenstall. In 1968 Steven and I were married at All Saints Church where I have worshipped all my life. We have three children, two daughter in-laws and five beautiful grandchildren who all live in the area. All my life has been very happily spent in Hale Barns.

Our other staff and officers:

  • Robin Coulthard – Organist