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St James's curates through the years
Revd Studholme Wilson was curate for the
last three years of Revd Fitz Wygram’s incumbency. From
1890 Revd de Ritchie was curate for three years. Revd H Clarkson
was licensed as curate of Hampton Hill by the Bishop of London in
1894. While Revd Job was away "fresh
cases of sickness should be reported to Mr Clarkson who will also
witness any signatures to pension papers that may be required and
issue Hospital Orders". In 1897 he moved to Lancashire
and was replaced by Revd E S Phillips, who had already been reading
the lessons in church for about three years. A man of varied talents,
he helped with aspects of parish life varying from the Church Lads’
Brigade to carving at the various “Supper Do’s”.
After fourteen years of service as curate, he moved to Devonshire.
Read more about Revd Phillips.
The Bishop of Kensington formally offered St James’s another Deacon from June 1999 for three years, which was "a project with great potential for outreach and for strengthening our commitment to our parish". Freda Evans accepted the position as a stipendiary curate, which was a training appointment and then was ordained priest in 2000. Read the article Freda's Ordination. Prior to this Freda had worked full-time at All Saints, Fulham, during her training. While she was at St James's one of the projects she worked on was leading workshops for the children of the parish at key points in the Christian year. Read the article Children’s Easter Workshop. Freda’s strong organising skills were of great help to the parish. In October 2002 she moved to be Vicar of St Barnabas Church, Kingshurst, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Read the article Farewell to Freda. In December 2007, Freda was invited to be Team Rector of St Barnabas, Erdington. This has been a very demanding job as it involved the rebuilding of the church which was badly damaged by fire in October 2007. Read the article A phoenix rises from the ashes. True to her character, this great work has made Freda feel Birmingham is now her spiritual home.
In his role of Director of Ordinands, Revd Leathard encouraged Julie Gittoes to become the new curate straight from her training at Westcott College, Cambridge in July 2003 and she was ordained as a deacon in the same year. Read the article Julie's Ordination. During her time with us Brian Leathard took a three-month sabbatical and left Julie in charge of the parish. Julie gained her PhD in 2004. "There cannot be many parishes in the country with two reverend Doctors as their clergy!" In 2006 Julie was invited to be the Vicar of our neighbouring church, All Saints, Hampton, and she stayed for five years before becoming a residentiary canon at Guildford Cathedral, where she was installed and inducted on 6 May 2012. Read the article Thank You Julie.
Debbie Oades came to St James’s in October 2008 as a self-supporting
curate, having been ordained deacon in 2006 and serving as curate
at The Good Shepherd Church, Hounslow. She had been ordained deacon
in 2006, priest in 2007, and served as curate of the Good Shepherd,
Hounslow. Debbie showed particular interest in mothers and young children
and among other things, she instigated the formation of St James's
Ark, a Carers' and Toddlers' Group, in September 2010. She left St
James's in February 2011 to take on a full-time, paid post as Assistant
Vicar of the the Benefice of Maybush with St Jude, Southampton, in
the Diocese of Winchester. Read the article Our
New Curate and Good
Wishes to Debbie.
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