Meet the Clergy


Gareth Thomas

I’m the vicar for St Johns and St James’ churches. I have been ordained since 2010 and before starting life as a minister I worked as a nurse for 15 years, mainly in accident and emergency, but the last 3 years were as a chemotherapy nurse at the Christie hospital. I am married to Grace who is also training to be a vicar, and have 3 wonderful children. When I'm not working I enjoy reading, playing board games and spending quality time with my PS4.




Vera Tyldesley

I am an OLM at St. John the Evangelist, Pendlebury. I was ordained in 1998 and my main focus is Pastoral work and Teaching. I am now retired from paid employment but worked for twenty years as a teacher of Maths and I.T. at a secondary school in Salford and then part-time in Education at Forest Bank Prison. I am married to Michael and we have two adult sons and two grandchildren. I attend an Art Group where I enjoy painting and drawing. 




Pamela Manley 

I was ordained as an OLM in 2017 and my ministry is mainly with children and families.  I was born in Glasgow but moved with my husband John to England in 1981.  We have lived in Manchester since 1994 and have one son.  Before I retired I managed children's libraries in Salford and have a lifelong passion for all kinds of libraries.  In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, spending time with family and friends and reading poetry and detective mysteries.


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