Staff and Church Officers

All members of Christ Church contribute to the life of our church family as they use their gifts for God's glory. Much of what goes on within Christ Church happens only because of committed members of our congregation who take on pastoral and organisational responsibilities alongside their full-time jobs.

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Steve Midgley
Senior Minister

Favourite Travel Destination
Lake district because I love the mountains.

Favourite Film
Tree of Life... because I love weird stuff like that.

Responsibilities of role
Preaching, praying (and praising God for giving me such a wonderful church to serve...)

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David Todd
Senior Minister

Favourite Travel Destination
Well it’s got to be Scotland, for the hills, the lochs and the weather.

Favourite Film
So many good ones I’ve loved watching but I’ll go for a classic, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.

Responsibilities of role
As part of the church family I have responsibilities in Preaching & Prayer, Pastoral Care, Small Groups and helping the Staff Team.

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Rachel Browning
Associate Minister

Favourite Travel Destination
South Africa

Favourite Film
Amazing Grace

Responsibilities of role
Assistant Minister with responsibilities for Women, internationals and the Mission Support Group

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Matt Bennington
Associate Minister for Music

Favourite Travel Destination
New Zealand - whatever sort of holiday you want, you can find it here!

Favourite Film
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - you'll just need to watch it…

Responsibilities of role
All things musical - Sunday services, training, choirs, one-off events and more. I also coordinate various initiatives that we are involved with, where we seek to serve our community.

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Rob Evans
Associate Minister for Seniors

Favourite Travel Destination
Le Havre, France - My in-laws live here, looking out over the Channel. Plenty of great French restaurants and only a short way to some exciting history.

Favourite Film
Seven Samurai (1954) - I used to live in Japan when I was a boy and this film reminds me of the excitement of exploring Japanese culture, as well as being one of the best action movies ever made.

Responsibilities of role
Associate minister for our over 55s, some of my work is to oversee our 4pm service, which offers a more traditional and contemplative engagement with God's Word, and also look after our Lunch Plus group on Wednesdays.

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Darren Coult
Associate Minister for Children and Families

Favourite Travel Destination
I love seaside holidays - watching the sea reminds me of how huge and untameable God is.

Favourite Film
I enjoy watching crime thrillers and political dramas, though my son would rather I watched 'Fireman Sam'!

Responsibilities of role
I have responsibility for Sunday Club (our children's groups) and our work with families.

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Tarita Smallwood
Finance & HR Manager

Favourite Travel Destination
Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, S. Africa. The most luxurious ‘tent’ you’ll ever stay in, stunning views of the African plains, ultimate safari experience… was a perfect honeymoon destination!

Favourite Film
Any Mission Impossible film… often feels like the ‘theme tune’ to my life - trying to juggle my work for Christ Church and Biblical Counselling UK with caring for my two highly excitable little girls!

Responsibilities of role
Responsible for providing financial, human resources, legal and wider governance advice and support to aid strategic planning and decision-making to the Parochial Church Council and the Finance & Standing Committee. I'm a Fellow Chartered Accountant by training, and as the Treasurer I lead the Finance Team, overseeing the day-to-day financial operations. When time allows, I enjoy meeting with women for biblical counselling and hold a certificate with CCEF (Christian Counselling & Educational Foundation).

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Ben Cook
Office Manager

Favourite Travel Destination
San Francisco. As you enter the city via the Golden Gate bridge you are suddenly surrounded by mist due to the altitude if you go at the right time, to then enter the wonderful place that is home to the Sea Lions, Alcatraz and Jazz!

Favourite Film
About Time. I have been known to enjoy a romantic comedy with the wife, I just love the fun idea behind this film of time travel made simple. It’s a sad ending losing a father, but is a great reminder that we are not immortal, and need to hold firm to our creator God’s promises.

Responsibilities of role
I look after the Church front office, our ministry trainees, administration, internal operations and some project management.

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Ministry Trainees

 
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Scott Bamber

Favourite Travel Destination
I have been lucky enough to visit Vietnam a couple of times and was just blown away by its culture and food! I also love the north of England, places like the Lake District and Newcastle!

Favourite Film
Has to be Gladiator; a film that covers every emotion!

Responsibilities of role
My main area of ministry this year will be with Tuesday Central but I will also be helping with Sunday Club and in the office.

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Sophie Wolfert

Favourite Travel Destination
I like travelling to Berlin to visit my family – I always have a great time with them.

Favourite Film
I really like all the Harry Potter films, but if I had to pick one as a favourite, I’d go for the Half-Blood Prince.

Responsibilities of role
I will be helping Darren run Sunday Club while also being a leader for Climbers. I will also work in the office – particularly on any admin that’s related to the morning services.

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Luke Matupi

Favourite Travel Destination
I love travelling to Malawi to see my family, especially my grandma!

Favourite Film
'Johnny English' for its comedy gold, however 'The Prince of Egypt' is also in contention due to it’s banging tunes.

Responsibilities of role
My main area of ministry will be working with the 11-14 year olds in Pathfinders. I will also be helping with office admin.

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Gideon Emmanuel

Favourite Travel Destination
New Orelans, Louisianna in the USA

Favourite Film
12 Angry Men

Responsibilities of role
My main area of ministry this year will be with Grafted. I will also be helping with Sunday Club and things to do with music .

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Charlotte Briden

Favourite Travel Destination
I’d love to go back to Sorrento, it’s so beautiful there and the sea is so blue.

Favourite Film
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions)

Responsibilities of role
My role has an administration focus. I also help with the toddler group (First Steps) and the 11-14s youth group (Pathfinders).

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Church officers

Wardens

Vern Farewell, Tim Ensor, Joel Dixon and Matthew Burton are the wardens at Christ Church.

Treasurer

Tarita Smallwood is the PCC Treasurer and Finance Manager. She is responsible for managing the church's finances and is ably assisted by Malcolm Gray (Deputy Treasurer), Rachel Bruins, Charles Hall and Ross Torkington.

 

Parochial Church Council

The PCC of St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, carries responsibility for the church both legally and spiritually.