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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Jesus and me (JAM) club
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.
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.
Barbara Green
Barbara Green
Adrian Pope
Adrian Pope
Adrian is the church Webmaster and looks after the Church's achurchnearyou account. At Church he is the Church’s Sacristan and is the our Vision Champion. 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.
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.
Alison King
Alison King
Alison is a member of the Communications Committee, sings with the Church choir and the Rawstorne Singers and organises St Ambrose Book Group. She took early retirement from teaching in 2004 and is now a part time Library Assistant in Sharoe Green Library in Preston