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The Reverend Stella Bailey

Except for a time of study in Birmingham, Stella has lived in or around Coventry since she was 12. Before ordination Stella was a Police Officer in Coventry, but eventually God got his way and she was ordained in 2009.  She served her Curacy at St Mary’s Walsgrave before becoming the Vicar at St Mary Magdalen in Coventry.  Stella became the Vicar at the Parish of St Nicholas with St Barnabas in October 2016.  She has a passion for social justice and encouraging others to be a transforming presence in their communities.  One of her favourite bible passages is Isaiah 61: v1: ‘The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners.’  For her sins she is an obsessive Aston Villa fan, relaxes by playing Call of Duty on the PlayStation and enjoys taking her 3 dogs out on walks.

Heather Alford Portrait
Heather Alford
Heather moved to Kenilworth in 1974 with the family. She is a retired paediatric physiotherapist. She feels very privileged to have all her 6 grandchildren near enough to watch them grow up and develop their own personalities. Among her hobbies she enjoys walking the dogs, gardening, reading and sharing a glass of red wine with friends.
Karen Mottram
Keith Greirson
Keith Greirson
Keith was baptised at St Nicholas in 1999 and confirmed the same year, at a very mature age! He was Churchwarden from 2008 to 2013 and returned as acting Churchwarden in September 2014 until April 2015 when he was once again appointed Churchwarden in May 2015. His career in construction prepared him to project manage the maintenance and refurbishment of our church buildings. He and his wife Lynn love “live” theatre. Keith is also a keen Yoga and Pilates student!
Janet Cherry

Janet’s career began as a machine language computer programmer.  When their youngest son was 8 years old she became a part time teaching assistant in the Reception Class at Clinton Primary School – a job that she loved and continued for the next 26 years!

Janet and her husband Malcolm moved to Kenilworth when they married in 1970 and Janet has worshipped at St Nicholas since then. They have two sons and three grandchildren who are very important to them. Janet enjoys gardening, the countryside, designing and making things, walking in Switzerland and sewing, when she has the time!  Janet’s favourite way of praising is singing.

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David Hollings
District Churchwarden
David was born and has lived in Kenilworth all his life and was baptised in St Barnabas Church in 1968.  Having attended St Nicholas school, he worshiped at St Nicholas Church where he was confirmed in 2004 before making St Barnabas his spiritual home.  David is married to Helen and they have two children Peter and Lucy.  While not at work or looking after his family, or being at St. Barnabas Church he enjoys the chance to relax in his workshop creating a variety of electronic ‘gadgets’ and retro homebrew computers.
Rosie Dalby

Rosie Dalby
Parish Administrator



Rosie has lived in Kenilworth for over 30 years having fallen in love with the town while being based here as an apprentice tracer and graphic designer and has quietly worshipped at St Nicholas Church for most of that time. She has worked in industry, education, health and the voluntary sector as an Administrator and an ICT Lecturer. Rosie has been a volunteer with Girl guiding Warwickshire for over 35 years both locally and County-wide and is currently on the Communications Team. She also loves watching all types of sport and is a great reader, especially crime fiction.
 Alison Baxter

Alison Baxter
Children and Families Development Worker
As a parent of two children and having previously worked with children at different churches, I am passionate about enabling children to discover and grow a relationship with Jesus in a fun/interactive way which makes sense to them and makes a positive difference to the way they lead their lives.

Alison is currently training towards ordination.

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Chris Beaumont
Director of Music
Chris took up the appointment of Director of Music at St Nicholas Church in 2015 and is responsible for the music that is performed during church services as well as training the choirs. He also initiates a series of concerts within the church by notable young performers. Chris completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Aberdeen and holds the Licentiate diploma from Trinity College London. He has appeared in concert in venues across the UK including the Cathedral church of St Andrew, Aberdeen; Kings College Aberdeen, Bridlington Priory, Blenheim Palace and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.