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Meet The Team


Rev'd Wil North

I have been the Rector of St Margaret's since January 2013, having previously been in Farnborough Hampshire and Nottingham.

The role of the parish priest is diverse, I have the privilege of coming alongside families and serving them at key stages in life (Birth / Marriage / Death).

I am actively involved with Barming Primary School and I am Chair of Governors.

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Rector St Margaret's

Co-ordinator of Messy Church
and our Ladies Ministry

Fliss North

I’m passionate about making the good news of Jesus known to people in a relevant way. I head up the fantastic Messy Church team, I also help with the worship at other times such as our first Sunday of the month All Age service and our informal ones too (third Sunday in the morning and first Sunday evenings).


I lead a home group on a Monday and am also involved in the Community Prayer team and am a member of the social committee too!


Lastly, I organise and host St Margaret’s Ladies Breakfast three times a year.

Lay Reader

Paul Oakley

I am a Lay reader at St Margaret’s and Leader of Men’s Ministry.

Originally a non church person until I was 40,
(Then God got hold of me). I was Baptised and Confirmed at 43

I am married with three children, enjoy walking and swimming and was also an ex Scout Leader for Barming.

Pastoral Assistant

David Garland

I am a Pastoral Assistant, happily married with two lovely grandchildren.


I run St Margaret's Prayer Initiative with Fliss North and most recently our new venture St Margarets Community Cafe.

I also take one Evening Prayer service a term at Longsole,  I am a member of the Informal Service Ministry Team giving talks from time to time.


Curate in Training

Curate Bertie

I am a Curate in Training.  I am available Thurs, Sat & Sunday. I can be contacted via email

Children's Leader

Christine Earl

I am St Margaret's Children's Leader and can be contacted on 01622 728346

Reader, Music Co-ordinator
and Toddler Group Leader

Sue Packer

Reader, Music Co-ordinator
and Toddler Group Leader

Safeguarding Officer 07847 724 889


Emma Collins


Safeguarding  Deputy / Assistant

Leah Gardner

Safeguarding Representative

07989 295798 or 01622 678 433

DBS  (Recruiter)

Justina McWilliams

DBS Officer

01622 720389

Suzanne Shardlow

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

Church Warden

Rick Collins

Church Warden

Kathleen Bartholomew

Assistant Church Warden

Church Warden

PCC Secretary

Sylvia Major

PCC Secretary

John Goldsmith


Assistant Treasurer

Keith Sturrock

Assistant Treasurer

Sound and Web Support

Matt Bartlett

Sound Desk, Website Developer and Editor.


Website Manager & Editor

Suzanne Sturrock

I help with all aspects of the Website & Facebook (social media site) for St Margaret's.

Barming Parish Church - St Maragret of Antioch - Safeguarding contacts

Safeguarding Contacts

Emma Collins
Safeguarding Officer 07847 724 889

Leah Gardner
Safeguarding Representative 
01622 678 433

Sue Shardlow
Deputy Safeguarding Representative  07837 523226


Justina MacWilliam
DBS Officer 01622 720 389


Greg Barry
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor 01634 560000

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