Who’s who

Rector: Martyn Taylor

Martyn has been the Rector since 2003 but has been on the staff at St George’s since 1996. He is married to Philippa and they have three teenage children. Apart from Stamford he has a heart for the Karamoja region in Uganda and makes regular mission trips there. He is a member of the General Synod and a canon of Lincoln Cathedral. Martyn enjoys music (his first degree), running,  and following the exploits of AFC Bournemouth.



Associate Rector: Lis Ward

Lis has been on the staff team at St George’s since September 2013. She is married to Ian; they have three grown up daughters and one eccentric cat. Lis loves coffee, music, second-hand bookshops and being outside, especially on the west coast of Scotland.


Associate Minister for Mission: Steve Simcox         

Steve joined the team in September 2017 as Associate Minister with responsibility for Missional Communities and Fresh Expressions. He is married to Doreen and they have a married daughter and two granddaughters. They share their home with “Bob” a 2 year old Black Labrador.  Steve’s Ministry began with the House Church as Pastor and Church Planter. Ordained, Church of England in 2004, went on to Inner City Ministry in Central Birmingham, church planting in Rwanda, and Army Chaplaincy.


Curate: Sarah Bird             

Sarah joined the team in January 2017 as a curate. After a career in the military, Sarah trained at Trinity Theological College, Bristol and was ordained in Lincoln in 2015. Sarah has a passion for evangelism and mission, having served in the mission field in Africa and elsewhere overseas and the U.K. She enjoys travelling, keeping fit, painting, and walking with her border collie, Pedro.

Director of Children & Youth Ministry: Rachael McIntyre

Rachael has been part of the staff team leading the Children’s Ministry since 2002. She is married to Roy and they have 3 children. She recently completed a Diploma in Children’s Ministry at Cliff College. When time allows she enjoys reading, playing violin & piano, exploring new places, spending quality time with friends and eating cake (although there’s always time for cake!)



Associate Pastor: Lawrence Davie

Lawrence joined the church staff as Associate Pastor in April 2012 when he relocated to Stamford from Arbroath. He is married to Alison and has two grown up children (Jackie and Andrew). After an early career in banking he studied for ministry in Aberdeen in the early 80’s and was a founding elder of City Church in Aberdeen. Since then, Church leadership and business management have operated in parallel with a particular passion for leadership development in business and the development of small group networks in Church. Following a demanding roll as a Managing Director it became clear that he was being led to focus on Church ministry.


Pastoral Worker: Deb Jones

Debs joined the staff team as Pastoral Worker in July 2016 following on from her work as a self-employed counsellor in private practice.  She is married to Phil who works for the Methodist Church in Stamford and Rutland. They have 2 grown up children, Abby and Nathan. Nathan also works for St George’s as a Children’s & Youth Intern.  She enjoys music, reading, long walks in the countryside and charity shops.



Worship Chaplain: Ian Ward
Ian joined the staff in 2017 after 28 years as an RAF Chaplain. He is married to Lis, who has been on the staff team since 2013. Ian coordinates musicians, singers and technicians in support of worship whilst also occasionally preaching and facilitating training. Along with music and technology he loves travel and photography.





Churchwarden : Liz Fell

Liz has been at St George’s for over 11 years and became a churchwarden in 2013. She is married to Simon who is Head of School at William Hildyard C of E Primary School in Market Deeping, and also a worship leader in the church. They have 2 boys. Liz is a Barrister who has been working in-house for the Crown Prosecution Service for over 15 years. She is a keen runner.


Churchwarden: Jaishan Mahan






Treasurer: Keith Roberts

Keith had an international career as a Statistician in a Management Consultancy company. His wife Chris (a teacher of the deaf) was christened, confirmed and married (to Keith) in St George’s. The life plan was always to retire here – realised in 2013. Keith likes anything to do with numbers, maps and audiovisuals, as well as teaching in Children’s Church.



Secretary: Alison Davie

Alison joined the staff at St George’s as secretary in December 2013. She is married to Lawrence and they have two grown up children and one grandchild. Alison loves living in Stamford and being part of St George’s family. She is involved in the AV team and supports Alpha by preparing the meal along with a small team. Weekends are mainly spent with family or by exploring Stamford and the surrounding area with Lawrence.



Receptionist: Claire Beaton

Claire joined the staff at St George’s as receptionist in September 2017. She has been married to Sean for 23 years, and together have three children, and a slightly mad dog. Claire has a degree in theology and a passion for apologetics and church administration She spends any spare time baking, knitting, reading and wandering around charity shops.





Safeguarding Administrator: Details coming soon….


CAP Centre Manager: Simon Jary

Simon has been on the church staff since October 2011 when he became the manager of the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) centre. He has three children and four young grandchildren. Apart from his passion to help those struggling with debt he also travels around the east region presenting about CAP’s ministries to agencies and other churches. He is a lifelong fan of Tottenham Hotspur and enjoys trying to keep fit at a local gym. He also enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.


CAP Community Links Co-ordinator:Gilly Franklin

Ministry Assistant: Joseph Caseley

Joseph originally from Stamford and has recently returned to the town , after studying Theology and Evangelism at university in September 2016.Before going to university, he completed a certificate in Christian Youth Ministry (JNC Youth Support Worker). When time allows he enjoys watching a good TV drama and spending time with friends.



Children’s & Youth Intern: Nathan  Jones

Nathan joined the staff team at St George’s as Intern in September 2017. Before joining St George’s he worked in financial sales, and as Head Tennis Coach at Bourne Tennis Club. In the summer of 2017 he married Mihaela.   When time allows he enjoys playing sport; especially tennis and watch posh & Deeping teams play, Spending time with Mihaela and friends.                            



Children’s & Youth Intern: Mihaela Jones

Mihaela joined the staff team at St George’s as Intern in September 2017. Before joining St George’s she studied media at University for a year, and married Nathan in the summer of 2017. When time allows she enjoys listening to music, exploring different places with Nathan and taking photos of the countryside, snuggly blankets.

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