Who’s who

Priest in charge:

Carol Wilson-Barker

Carol Wilson-Barker

The priest in charge has the overall responsibility for leading the spiritual life and managing the temporal affairs of the parish.

The Rev’d Carol Wilson-Barker, tel: 01747 861859, email vicar (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk


Churchwardens represent the laity and co-operate with the priest, lead the parishioners by setting a good example and encouraging unity and peace and have a particular duty to maintain order and peace in the church and churchyard at all times.

Elizabeth Howden

Elizabeth Howden, tel. 01747 863424, email: elizabethhowden44 (at) gmail.com

Lindy Elliott, tel 01747 861646, email: lindyelliott22 (at) gmail.com

 Licensed lay ministers:

Licensed lay ministers are non-ordained ministers who are licensed to work alongside ordained colleagues in the parishes where they serve.

Jane HurdJane Hurd, Townsend House, Castle Street, Mere, BA12 6JL, tel. 01747 860218, email: jane.hurd (at) hotmail.com. Jane is licensed to Heytesbury Deanery.

Christine Marsh

Christine Marsh, 7 St Michael’s View, Mere, BA12 6FB, tel. 01747 861212, email: c.marsh676 (at) btinternet.com

 Lay pastoral assistants:

Lay pastoral assistants are trained to help anyone in time of need, trouble or sickness. Anyone who would like a visit at home or in hospital should contact the parish priest in the first instance.

Parochial Church Council (PCC):
The PCC is the governing body of the parish.

Parish Office: email: office (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk

Chairman: The Revd Carol Wilson-Barker, tel 01747 861859; email: vicar (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk

PCC  Secretary: Mrs Sherry Dixon, tel 01747 861319;  email: office (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk

Treasurer:  John Berry, tel 07847 464685  email: johnmberry47 (at) gmail.com

Elected members:  Elisabeth Barrett, Chris Bixby, John Heap,  Pat Isom,  Julia Rankin

PCC co-opted members: Sherry Dixon, John Berry.

Deanery Synod representatives: Rev’d John Page, Isabel Howell, Elizabeth Howden

Churchwardens: Elizabeth Howden, Lindy Elliott

Director of Music: James Scott,  tel 01373 303016, jamesscott1976 (at) hotmail.co.uk

Parish administration enquiries to Mrs. Sherry Dixon, 01747 861319, or office (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk

 Website manager:

Peter Mason, email: webmaster (at) stmichaelsmere.org.uk