Meet our team...
REV'D DR ANDREW MILLER
Andy is the Team Rector, which sees him involved in most parts of ministry within the Team and across the Benefice, such as leading services and preaching, schools work, the occasional offices and ministry with people of all ages – not least over a cup of tea.
He is a trained Godly Play story teller and thoroughly enjoys making use of this in all contexts of ministry. He was ordained in 2011 following training at Cranmer Hall in Durham, and then following curacy in Barnard Castle. He was Vicar of the Benefice of Tanfield with Burnopfield and Dipton, also in Durham Diocese, a role he held until coming to the Lark Valley and North Bury Team in 2021.
Before ordination training, Andy studied for a degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, and then spent 10 years working in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Andy is married to Ali, the Team Vicar and has two daughters, and two cats. In his free time, he likes watching films, often at the cinema, reading, walking and board games.
Tel no: 01284 728714
REV'D ALISON MILLER
Ali is the Team Vicar. Her duties will include celebrating the Eucharist in the parishes, taking occasional offices, and carrying out all aspects of ministry in all sorts of places across the Benefice. She was ordained in 2015 in Durham Cathedral following residential training at Cranmer Hall, Durham. Having spent a number of years under the watchful eyes of the Venerable Bede and St Cuthbert, Ali has great affection for the Northern Saints (including of course Aidan and Hild).
Ali has degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacology, Theology and Ministry. She is a spiritual director, in an Ignatian contemplative style, and trained for this at St Antony’s Priory in Durham. She is also a Godly Play storyteller. Ali’s interests include liturgy (her dissertation concerned the Ordinal as Liturgical Theology) and contemplative spirituality and meditation, including labyrinths.
Ali is married to Andy and they have two daughters and two cats. She likes walking, reading (including reading and writing poetry), trips to the cinema and theatre, and the company of trees.
Ali tweets daily Examen prayers or other meditations – follow @Sacramentrix to see more.
Tel no: 01284 728714
House for Duty Priest
Val is an Assistant Priest in the North Bury Team Ministry and the Lark Valley Benefice. She lives in the St George's Vicarage, next to the church.
Her duties include presiding at the Eucharist in our churches and in local residential homes, and officiating at services.
She is married to Philip.
Tel no: 01284 361963
Julia is an Assistant Priest in the North Bury Team Ministry and the Lark Valley Benefice. She trained for the ministry on the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan scheme and was ordained priest in 2009.
Her duties include presiding at the Eucharist in our churches and in local residential homes, officiating at other services and leading a house group. She also acts as a spiritual director.
She has a degree in Art History and prior to ordination, she worked as a registered nurse at the West Suffolk Hospital and before then as an assistant in Bury St Edmunds Library.
Tel no: 01284 753 984
Communications & Bookings Coordinator
The Team office at All Saints Church will be manned periodically throughout the week during term-time and the main office hours are:
Monday 12:00-15:00, Tuesday 09:00-15:00, Wednesday 09:00-12:00 & Friday 09:00-12:00. These are subject to change.
If Julie is not available when you ring, please leave a message or email the address below as both of these are checked regularly.
Tel no: 01284 700400
Miriam trained on the Diocesan AOP Pathway and was ordained in June 2019, after previously having been a Reader in our Benefice.
Tel no: 01284 704593
Adrian has been a licensed Reader since the 1980s, originally based at St John's but now working across the benefice. As such he preaches regularly and leads the Delta Group, which meets fortnightly for study.
Adrian works from home in a variety of administrative roles, mainly in the Church and charity sectors.
He has worked for the Sue Ryder Foundation (now Sue Ryder Care) and was for several years Director of the Anglican Stewardship Association, writing No Small Change: Money, Christians and the Church and co-editing First Fruits: a worship anthology on generosity and giving (both published by Canterbury Press).
He also helps to run the diocesan Affirming Catholicism group and Cambridge Modern Jazz.
Tel no: 01284 753 984