Meet the Staff Team

Toby & Helen May


Toby & Helen came to Glossop in September 2018, when Toby became Vicar. They are passionate about growing together as a church in our love for God, for one another and for our community.

Previously, they served in churches in Cheshire and Cumbria. They have two daughters and they both love hill walking. Helen is a keen gardener whilst Toby is a Blackburn Rovers fan (possibly evidence of a sense of humour). In the past, he worked in the oil industry and he owns a mischievous blue dog called Paws.

Suzanne Gregory

Church Administrator

Suzanne joined the team in May 2021 as our Church Administrator. She moved to Glossop with her husband Mat and two children in 2020, having returned to the UK after teaching and mission work in Albania and Lebanon.

Samuel Klemperer

Youth Worker

Samuel joined us in September 2019 as our Youth Worker. He is working with us alongside studying a degree in Theology, Youth & Community. Samuel likes walking, music and playing chess and has moved to Glossop from the Wirral!

Chris Ellison

Children & Young Families Leader

Chris joined us in September 2019 as our Children's & Young Families Leader. Chris has been a teacher for over 23 years, specialising in Forest School. He loves painting, story-telling and being outdoors and was born and bred in Glossop.

Chris Nowak


Chris joined us as Curate in August 2021. She had previously been a Reader in Chinley and Buxworth, and Hayfield parishes before completing further training at St Hild College and being ordained in summer 2021. She enjoys running and walking in the hills, singing and crafty projects.

Churchwardens & the PCC

There are lots more people who use their gifts in the life of the church.

Two of these are our Churchwardens, Gill Ellison & Sandie Mann who have particular responsibilities. They are also part of a wider team – the PCC (Parochial Church Council) who act as Trustees for the church.

Most PCC members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

You can find the names of current PCC members here.