Our team

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Rev'd Hannah Boyd

Vicar

Hello I'm Hannah and I love telling people about Jesus and the difference he can make in your life, my story is one of transformation, grace and hope why not ask me about it sometime.

 

I was born and brought up in the North East and moved to Lancashire in 1999 to work as a Youth Worker for Careforce at St John's Church in Leyland.  After completing two years there, I went to St Martin's College in Lancaster to train as a Primary School teacher.  I was a teacher for 8 years before going to train for ordination at St Mellitus College. 

I am married to Stephen and we have two daughters, Grace and Olivia.  When I'm not working I enjoy running and reading and eating chocolate!

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Bryn Naylor

Curate

Hello! I’m Bryn and I’m excited to be starting my ordained ministry as the curate here in Hoghton and Higher Walton, sharing with others the love that God has shown to me in Jesus Christ.

 

I’m originally from Darwen but moved down south for university when I was 18, and I stayed down there for about 10 years after graduating to work in the Civil Service. We then moved up to Durham for 3 years so that I could train for ministry at Cranmer Hall theological college before coming back over to Lancashire in 2021.

 

I love foreign languages, reading all kinds of fiction, family history, playing the piano, and spending time with my beautiful family – my wife Rhiannon and our three young children

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Christine Keenan

Reader Emeritus

Hello I'm Christine and I gave my life to the Lord at the age of 17, coping with various challenges in my life and work would have been impossible without the Lord Jesus Christ.

I have had a varied working career including being a nurse, a social worker and teaching, as well as doing some writing on the side.  I have served on the board of Age UK, been a professional governor of the East Lancashire Hospital Trust and been involved with Blackburn Women's Refuge, all of which goes to show what God can do with someone who failed their 11+!

I like to sing and have been in various choirs during my life, I have been a Reader for 13 years and have been part of Holy Trinity Church for 12 years.

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Howard Watson

Reader Emeritus

I have been a member of Holy Trinity for over 30 years after moving into Hoghton from Walton-le-Dale.  I am a retired teacher and I have been a Reader since 1998.  During that time I have been involved in leading services, preaching, teaching Sunday Clubs, preparing candidates for confirmation, preparing families for baptism and conducting funeral services.

Unfortunately, due to a back injury, I have had to retire from active service and have become Reader Emeritus.

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Raymond Clayton

Sexton & Verger

I have attended Holy Trinity since I was a child and have been the verger since 1982.  As part of my role I open up the church and hall for all services and events, including weddings and funerals.  I ensure that the church, hall and grounds are kept clean and tidy and I wind and maintain the church clock.  I am also a member of the bell ringing band, a role I have held for over 50 years!

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Elisabeth Sawle

Warden

Hello, I am Elisabeth and I consider myself to be a pink rose as I was born in Sheffield and emigrated to Lancashire when I was five years old.  I grew up in Leyland and have always been involved in church life taking on varied roles over the years.  I became a full member of Holy Trinity in 2001 when I moved into the area.

 

Being a Christian means a lot to me and I enjoy travelling and love to see how God is at work in different places around the world, as well as in the local community.  I also appreciate visiting other churches when travelling around this country and seeing how worship can vary.

 

My working life was spent as a primary teacher and in my retirement I enjoy cooking, making marmalade, jams and pickles especially with home grown products.

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Viv Clayton

Warden

Hi, I was born and brought up as a Christian in Cheshire, regularly attending St Margaret’s church Dunham Massey, where I learned the art of bell ringing at the age of 15.  In 1989 I moved to Lancashire and first came to Holy Trinity in 2013, through bell ringing, and have attended regularly ever since.

My working life has been varied, including being an equine veterinary receptionist, secretary and customer services supervisor in the retail industry. I have owned horses all my adult life until 4 years ago, and my work involved them for many years too.  Music has also played a big part in my life, as my father was a professional violinist.

Along with bell ringing, I enjoy walking many miles with my dog Flo, playing tennis, gardening, baking, and spending time with my young granddaughter.