Meet the clergy!

Vicar - Rev'd Sarah O'Donoghue

I was called to Christ Church Aughton in 2015 and have been enjoying the adventure of leading this wonderful community of people ever since. I am passionate about sharing the Gospel message of hope and love with those in our community and beyond.  I love chatting to people and walking alongside them on their journey of faith or doubt.  If you see me out and about with my two dogs - Major and Monty - why not stop for a chat? 

Assistant Minister - Rev'd Graham Rutter

I grew up in Stockport and studied in Durham, where I met my wife, Rachel. Before I trained for ordination, I was a Children’s Worker for a church in Staffordshire and before that, an archeologist focusing on Israel and Jordan, exploring sites and artefacts from biblical times in particular. Following ordination, I was Vicar of two parishes and Area Dean in South Derbyshire for seven years. Fast forward to 2020, I started a new day job as Lecturer in Old Testament at St. Melitus College North West, and was licensed as Assistant Minister here at Christ Church Aughton. I look forward to seeing you at church, or we may bump into each other in a bookshop, which is also a place I thoroughly enjoy!

Curate - Rev'd Jackie Davies

I originate from Old Swan and have two grown up children - Ryan and Sian - and a cute dog called Nala.  My passion is inclusivity and I believe that we are all loved by God whatever shape or form we may come in.  I feel blessed to have been placed at Christ Church Aughton in 2021, as I believe this is where God wants me to be at this time.  I enjoy reading, jigsaws and time with family and friends!

Permission to Officiate: Rev'd Janet Roberts

My connection to Christ Church Aughton goes back to 1991, when I was Assistant Minister for 7 years. I loved it so much, that through the provision of God’s goodness I returned in 2020. In between, I was a Team Vicar and Team Rector in St Helens, and a Vicar in Crosby. In the community, you will see me walking on Clieves Hill with my black Labrador, exploring God’s wonderful creation. As the COVID restrictions lift, I will continue my exploration of the wider world, and continue the journey of faith right here at Christ Church. 

Open the file below (Photos - Meet the clergy) to put a face to a name! 

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