Key Personalities

Duncan Clarke
Duncan Clarke
Duncan is the Vicar of St Ambrose, Leyland. Married to Joanna; ordained over 42 years ago in The Church in Wales; USPG missionary in Trinidad and Tobago. Former Prison Chaplain HM Prisons. Jo and Duncan live in the Vicarage; 85 Moss Lane and their telephone number is 01772 623426 there is an email link for him on the websites home page.
Father Graham Ashworth
Father Graham Ashworth
Father Graham is our Associate Priest. He was our Licensed Reader, he is now in Self Supported Ministry. Recently he retired from his work in Chorley hospital. Father Graham is the Spiritual Director to the Blackburn Diocese Cursillo group.
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. Janet is also the Halls for All Booking Secretary.
Louisa McFarlane
Louisa McFarlane
Church Warden, Deanery Synod Representative, Social Committee Member, Cursillo Member. Louisa is a Pastoral Assistant, 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 our licensed Reader or 'Licensed Lay Minister'. She is also a Pastoral Assistant 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 married 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 who is currently one of our server. He is currently training to become a Licensed Lay Minister or what used to be a Licensed Reader.
Natasha Green
Natasha Green
Natasha has been the driving force of our Sunday School and Youth Work for several years. She is currently exploring her vocation and spending some time at another church whilst she is an looking at possible Ordination.
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 4 grandchildren.
Jo Clarke
Jo Clarke
Jo is a good listener and makes a nice cup of tea! (The Webmaster can vouch for that) She is also a member of The Mothers' Union and married to Duncan and a supportive Vicar's wife.
John Tinsley
John Tinsley
John is a long term member of St Ambrose. He is currently the Parish's Planned Giving Officer.
Carol Poole
Carol Poole
Carol Poole and Frances Dunsire are the P.A.s who interview and prepare couples for weddings and organise special services of follow-up.
Frances Dunsire
Frances Dunsire and Carol Poole are the P.A.s who interview and prepare couples for weddings and organise special services of follow-up. Also PCC member and flower arranger.
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.
Mr. Ian Burt
Mr. Stephen Thackeray
Miss Alison Morgan