Like all other Church of England congregations, we have a structure which reflects the necessary partnership between the priest and the congregation.
The priest you will normally see on a Sunday morning is Rev’d Nicky Skipworth who has been serving All Saints’ Church and the parish since September 2018.
“I am delighted to be working alongside this congregation. Their depth of faith and eagerness to roll up their sleeves with me is very encouraging. I enjoy telling people about them and can confidently invite anyone to church. I know that, when someone unfamiliar comes through the door on a Sunday morning, they will receive a warm welcome and be in the company of ordinary people trying to live beautiful lives in Christ.
Nicky is married to Martin and together they have three children. The family lives very close (as the birds fly, anyway) In any spare time, Nicky enjoys spending quality time with her family, especially cooking and eating the proceeds! Her day off is usually Saturday. If you want to visit Nicky at home for any reason, she recommends you contact her beforehand because she is often out and about, and her family will not normally know where she is.
Joining Nicky is a number of people and groups with specific roles:
Our Churchwardens are voted in by the congregation every few years. Their role is crucial and rooted in Church Law. They represent the congregation on the Parochial Church Council and work closely with Nicky to initially discuss our mission and ministry. The role of church warden is involved and involving but it shouldn’t ever mean that the warden is the person who does everything that needs doing. When it comes to active involvement in the life of the church, we should be doing our best to encourage as wide a sharing of responsibilities as possible, just as Jesus did among his apostles. Nicky and the Churchwardens meet once a month. All Saints’ Church is unusual because we have two adult Churchwardens, Beryl Ord and Collins Maisiri, and a Junior Churchwarden, Alban.
Every organisation needs a solid group of wise and trusted individuals to oversee and guide its work. The church is no exception. Our PCC is made up from members of the congregation who have been voted in to work with the priest on all matters concerning the inner and outer life of the church. The PCC makes the decisions which truly have an impact on the church, and our work in the community. It meets every other month.All Saints’ Church also takes its place in the wider life of Bassetlaw and Bawtry Deanery and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Diocese. Our Christian denomination is ‘Anglican’ and we are part of the Church of England.
For more information about the PCC please view the PCC section on the website available here.