Contact us: St. Margaret's Church Church Lane, Alderton NN12 7LP email us
Rector Richard Stainer Phone: 01604 857619 Email: Address: The Rectory, 37 High Street, Blisworth
Church Warden Amanda Jane Selvey Phone: 01327 811380

The Parochial Church Council

The parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of a Church of England parish. It consists of the clergy and churchwardens of the parish, who are ex-officio members, together with representatives of the laity, who are elected annually at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Legally the council is responsible for the church’s financial affairs, maintaining the church building and for promoting the mission of the church.

The current PCC members for St. Margaret’s Church, are listed below.

Richard Stainer
Amanda Jane Selvey
Amanda is the only churchwarden for St. Margaret's at present, as well as church treasurer. She took over as churchwarden in 2004 and as treasurer in 2007. She is also part of the benefice ministry team and has a certificate in lay worship ministry. She set up and ran a benefice Sunday Club for children for many years and is currently involved in planning and leading the word and worship services, which take place monthly in Blisworth, as well as leading occasional services in Alderton. In addition, she is the deanery synod representative for the parish.
Linda Dards
Linda is the longest serving member of the PCC, having joined more years ago than she can remember. She is secretary and electoral roll officer. Linda is also one of the people responsible for the delicious refreshments on offer after services (and many other occasions), for which St. Margaret's and Alderton generally is so renowned! She and her husband Paul also edit and publish GRASS, the monthly benefice newsletter. Linda is also known for her now legendary 'Alderton Antiques' white elephant stall at our annual fundraising event, the Art Festival.
Doris Knights
Doris joined the PCC several years ago now. She is the street church co-ordinator for the Grand Union Benefice and organises the volunteers when the benefice team is on duty three times a year, as well as the donations of food and drink. She always helps out at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on those occasions and collects and delivers clothing and bedding to them in between times for the homeless and other socially excluded people in Northampton. She is also known for the delicious home-made soup she provides for village events and street church.
Anna Brooks
Anna co-ordinates the exhibition and sale of paintings at our annual Art Festival and is the person who liaises with the artists as well as dealing with all the paperwork and finances. She also acts as treasurer for this event, which is the main fundraising event for St. Margaret's Church. She is not a regular churchgoer, but believes it is important to continue to have a church in a small community like ours and is therefore willing to do her bit to keep it open. Anna has the unenviable task of compiling the rotas for church cleaning & flowers and churchyard maintenance, so if you would like to volunteer to help with either (or both) she would love to hear from you!
Margaret Hall Townley
Margaret was co-opted onto the PCC in 2016 for the sole purpose of co-ordinating efforts to restore an oaken effigy of a medieval knight, which is located in the church. The effigy is of Sir William de Combemartyn and is in desperate need of conservation and repair. Margaret has been liaising with historians and conservation experts in order to establish the history of the monument and exactly what work will be required and has embarked on a comprehensive programme of fundraising events to raise the funds that will be required to undertake this work.
Roger Gavan