Church Staff

Paul Darlington   Mark Addison
Paul Darlington - Vicar   Mark Addison - Associate Minister with Responsibility for Youth and Families
Paul is the vicar and heads up the staff team and church council. Paul is married to Gill and they have four daughters: Anna, Beth, Charlotte and Emily. He grew up near Wolverhampton and spent 11 years in London before serving in a parish church in Blackpool for 5 years. He is thankful for the serious promises he has made which help to keep him focused on what a vicar should be doing. Otherwise he might only ever play cricket, read books and eat steak.   Mark is married to Emma and has three young boys. He has served as Youth and Families Minister at Holy Trinity since 2007. He loves football, drumming, eating pizza with his wife and playing indoor rugby with his sons. Hailing from the Lake District, Mark appreciates the warmer climate down south in sunny Shropshire though he does enjoy reminiscing about Kendal Mint Cake, fishing on lake Windermere and starring in defence occasionally as a substitute for Kendal United FC under 14s.
 James Weaver              Alice Goolden  
James Weaver - Curate   Alice Goolden - Ministry Trainee
James is married to Abi and they have 3 small boys. James is originally from the southwest but spent the majority of adult life in London, working as social worker with young offenders, and then for churches. They moved to Oswestry in Summer 2020 for James' Curacy, to train to become a Vicar. James loves football (he still dreams of making it, even though he's past it!) live music, food (he eats all day long), and walking in the hills. James and Abi love meeting all kinds of people and have a passion to help others see in the Bible the amazing things that Jesus offers us.   Alice grew up in Oswestry and lives with her stepdad, mum, younger sister and dog called Frankie.  She attended Holy Trinity youth group for many years through which she discovered the truth of the gospel.  She is excited to be serving the church family in practical ways whilst laying down a foundation for whatever the Lord has in store in the future.  During her spare time, she enjoys taking Frankie on long walks, reading and knitting.

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