Who We Are

Revd Dr Rebecca Aechtner – Vicar


Greetings. I am delighted to be the Vicar of St Paul’s Scotforth parish. This a dynamic and lively parish with different styles and places of worship both at Scotforth and our worshipping community based in Hala. I grew up in Canada and moved to the United Kingdom in 2007 to pursue my doctoral studies in Edinburgh. It was there that I met my husband Anderson Jeremiah, who is also a priest and an academic at Lancaster University. We have two young daughters and have family spread throughout the world in Canada, Germany, Australia and India. We look forward to flourishing in ministry along with the family of St Paul’s in the years to come.

Jayne Weatherill – Church Warden

JayneJayne has attended St Paul’s Church for over 30 years and was previously a Church Warden, standing down in April 2015 after six years.  She was re-elected as Church Warden in April 2017.  Jayne is also our Parish Safeguarding Officer (including working with our Children and Young People), Health and Safety Officer, Data Protection Officer and Chair of several sub-committees.  Jayne resigned from working as a School Business Manager in January 2017 and has, until recently, run her own business. She is an Eco-School Assessor and loves to craft, enjoy time with friends and family and travel to America.  Jayne is married to Keith and they have one daughter, Emily.


Tony Walker – Church Warden


Tony returned to Lancaster three years ago on retirement from being a civil engineer involved with major infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world. He has been an active member of churches for all of his adult life – in Glasgow, Linlithgow, Lancaster and Peterborough. He is a trustee of The Olive Branch, sings in a community choir, grows vegetables on his allotment and is also busy with his four grandchildren.


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