Key Personalities

Father Paul Robinson
Father Paul Robinson
Paul is our new Vicar, before joining us he’s was Vicar of St Anne’s Shandon in Cork. He went there from his previous appointment As the Rector of the United Benefice of St Cuthbert & St Thomas, Halsall, Lydiate and Downholland in the Liverpool Diocese for many years.
Mo Baldwin
Mo Baldwin
Mother Maureen Baldwin (known as Mo) was ordained in June 2019 after finally accepting the call from God to be priest, after a career as a teacher and youth worker. Prior to ordination she was a director of The Children’s Society. She is passionate about working to build a community that welcomes all and inviting people to live as disciples of Jesus. She has been serving her title as Assistant curate at St Laurence Church in Chorley, where she was involved in a diverse range of parish activities, including setting up Taste, pay what you can cafe and preparing children and young people to receive the sacraments of Communion and Confirmation. After a period of serious illness she is delighted to be returning to ministry with us as Assistant Curate at St Ambrose. She is married to Shaun, Vicar of St Aidan’s Bamber Bridge and St Leonard’s Walton Le Dale and they are both kept in check by their labradoodle Winnie. Together they enjoy spending downtime in the Lake District.
Janet Singleton
Janet Singleton
Janet is is one of our church wardens - these are lay officials, appointed by the bishop and are, in co-operation with the Vicar, responsible for the day to day running of the parish.
Louisa McFarlane
Louisa McFarlane
Church Warden, Deanery Synod Representative, Social Committee Member, Cursillo Member. Louisa is also is an Authorised Lay Minister (ALM) part of the team that visits the housebound, often taking Communion to them.
Susan Moon
Susan Moon
Susan is one of our 3 Churchwardens and one of the booking team for Halls for All.
Ollie Woodcock
Ollie Woodcock
Ollie is the PCC Secretary, a sidesperson, lesson reader and member of the Book Club. She has worshipped at St. Ambrose since 2004. Retired in 2010 after teaching for 36 years in primary schools in UK and in forces schools abroad. Now a National Society church schools inspector for the dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle and Chester.
Jean Brundrett
Jean Brundrett
Jean Brundrett is a Licensed Lay Minister (LLM). She is also an Authorised Lay Minister (ALM) and has been since 1996; involved with administering Holy Communion both in Church, Nursing homes and homes of the sick and elderly in the Parish. Enrolling Member for Mothers' Union and a Cub Scout Leader at St Ambrose.
Lynne Rhodes
Lynne Rhodes
Lynne is mum with three boys. She is a member of the Music group and helps serve teas after the service also as well as being an Altar Server and Cursillo member.
Alwyn Carrol
Alwyn Carroll
Alwyn Carroll is a qualified lay preacher. He has since become Licensed Lay Minister(LLM) or what used to be a Licensed Reader. He also compiles the weekly notices and is the Halls4all Booking Secretary.
Alison King
Alison King
Chairman of Communications team and choir member. Founder member of Blackburn Cursillo. Retired from teaching in 2004.
Stephen Thackeray
Stephen Thackeray
Stephen is our Organist and looks after the Choir. He is also a member of the PCC. He is married to Eva and they have a son who attends our Mini Church.
Ian Burt
Ian Burt
Ian is chairman of the Halls for All committee, Deputy PCC Secretary and a former churchwarden, sings in the church choir and is a member of the music group. He has three grown-up children and 5 grandchildren.
John Tinsley
John Tinsley
John is a long term member of St Ambrose. He is currently the Parish's Planned Giving Officer.
Luke Bilsborough
Luke Bilsborough
Luke is a Sides Person
Keith Woodcock
Keith Woodcock
Keith is married to Ollie. He is a retired headteacher and is our representative Governor at Balshaw School, he is also the Chair of Governors. At Church he is Sides Person.
Carol Poole
Carol Poole
Carol with Frances Dunsire are the Authorised Lay Ministers(ALMs) who interview and prepare couples for weddings and organise special services of follow-up.
Frances Dunsire
Frances Dunsire
Frances with Carol Poole are the Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) who interview and prepare couples for weddings and organise special services of follow-up. Also PCC member and flower arranger.
Barbara Green
Barbara Green
Jackie Ball
Jackie Ball
Jackie in a retired Nurse. At Church she is a flower arranger and manages our Halls4All Kitchen with her twin sister Pauline Damp.
Adrian Pope
Adrian Pope
Adrian is the church Webmaster and a member of the Halls committee. Married to Kim, they have 3 Children; Kathryn, James and Rebecca. A retired Army Officer, he now works for the Defra as an IT Project Manager. If you send an email to the Webmaster it will be Adrian who deals with it. Adrian is the Church’s Vision Champion.
Alison Morgan
Barbara Green
Barbara Green
Pauline Damp
Pauline Damp
Pauline in a retired Nurse. At Church she is a flower arranger and manages our Halls4All Kitchen with her twin sister Jackie Ball.