The United Reformed Churches of North Staffordshire

 I’m Shirley Miller.  Originally from Lincolnshire, I worked for Interflora HQ for 25 years.  In 1999 I began to test my call whilst working as a Special Needs Learning Support Assistant & Detached Youth Worker.  After five years working in Berkshire I trained at Westminster College and was ordained in Sheffield in 2008.  

In 2014 I married David and moved to North Staffordshire serving St Johns in Stone as a Transitional Minister.  Since 2015 I have also been serving Trinity LEP in Stafford and since 2016 also serve the Stafford Circuit on a half-time basis.

 The other half of the week I serve as a half-time Team Minster in the United Reformed Churches of North Staffordshire.

The group is served by a Leadership Team made up of ordained Ministers, a Pastor and Elders.    

 I’m David Miller. I was born and brought up in Derbyshire, studied engineering at the University of Surrey and worked for seven years in London in the telecommunications industry.

I have always been part of a church community and first felt a call to train for ministry in the late 80's.

I studied at Westminster College between 1992 and 1996 and was ordained and inducted in Peterborough where I served St. Andrew's URC until Easter 2013.

I was inducted as a full-time Team Minister here in North Staffordshire in May 2013.

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My name is Clive Parsons although I was born in Bristol I have lived for most of my life in Stoke-0n-Trent.

I was installed as Pastor to the North Staffs Group of churches on the 5th August 2018.

Working in collaboration with the Pastorate Ministers, I have special responsibility for Pastoral Care across the pastorate.

My duties include looking after the housebound, administering communion, to those unable to get to church, hospital visitation, and where necessary home visits. I also work with those who may be experiencing loneliness, and personal relationship difficulties.

I am a trained counsellor in marital problems, couple counselling, and one to one counselling.