Who We Are

Michael Gisbourne  – Vicar

Michael has ministered for over 25 years in the Anglican Church. It was September 2011 that he became Vicar at St Paul’s, having previously served in Liverpool, and three other Lancashire parishes as well as a University Chaplain. On top of his parochial duties, Michael serves as Chaplain to the Church of England’s General Synod, and a Bishop’s Adviser for Vocations. He is also on the Executive Committee of Praxis, a national organisation delivering training in Liturgy and Worship and he chairs ‘Praxis Northwest’ a regional arm of it.

More locally, he is engaged in many local community organisations including being a Governor in local schools. Michael also serves on the Management Group of the Lancaster Street Pastors as Treasurer and Chairs the Lancaster and District Christian Aid Group. He is (still) the proud owner of a Season Ticket for Blackburn Rovers and follows many sports. Michael is married to Elaine and they have three grown up daughters.


Phillip Simpson – Church Warden

PhilipPhilip has attended St Pauls for over 28 years, performing various roles through the years, taking the position of Church Warden in April 2015. Originally from Boston, in Lincolnshire, Phillip is married to Yvonne. They have two children, and five grandchildren, who do take up a lot of their time! Phillip worked for Royal Mail for 34 years, in the Training and Development department, but now only works part time.


Jayne Weatherill – Church Warden

JayneJayne has attended St Paul’s Church for over 23 years and was previously a Church Warden standing down in April 2015 after six years.  Jayne was re-elected to this position in April 2017.  In addition to being Warden, Jayne is also our Parish Safeguarding Officer (including working with our Children and Young People), Health and Safety Officer and Chair of the Parish Hall Management Group.  She is also a member of the Social Responsibility Group and Fundraising Group.  Jayne resigned from working in a primary school as a School Business Manager in January 2017 and now runs her own business (part-time), she is an Eco-School Assessor and loves to craft, read books, enjoy time with friends and family and travel to America.  Jayne is married to Keith and they have one daughter, Emily.


Parish Administrator: Rebecca Willmott

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