Originally from Somerset, I was a teacher for many years mostly in Birmingham schools. I have lived in Maney, Sutton for most of that time and been a regular worshipper at St Peter’s. I enjoy singing, keeping fit and frequent gatherings of family and friends.
Hello, I’m Malcolm and took on the role of PCC Secretary earlier this year, following 6 years as churchwarden.
I have attended St. Peter’s for about 15 years, together with my wife, Janet. We have two daughters Jayne and Sarah, and three grandchildren. Jayne lives locally but Sarah is in Bridgnorth. I am now retired after 25 years with Severn Trent Water as an operational scientist. After taking early retirement, I then spent 12 years doing churchyard maintenance at St. Michael’s, Boldmere.
I thoroughly enjoyed my term as Churchwarden but am now glad to have handed on the role to Paul and Rosemary. It is a joy, at last, to have Becky as our new leader.
Deputy Church Wardens
Hello, I’m Hazel Hallas. Born in the North East of England I retain a fondness for the beauty of Northumberland and enjoy occasional visits to catch up with relatives. I lived and worked in London and also Vienna before moving to the Midlands in 1974.
I’ve attended St Peter’s Church since 1978 when, as a family, we moved into the Parish - husband Martin and our two daughters, then aged two and a half and one. They were both married at St Peter’s and now have their own families, so additional sons-in-law and three beautiful granddaughters.
I returned to part- time employment when the children were aged ten and eleven. Now retired, I loved the interaction with staff, pupils and parents whilst working as a School Secretary, initially with Wylde Green College, transferring to Highclare School when they purchased WGC.
I have enjoyed many roles at St Peter’s:- editing the Magazine when it was a very different publication to the one it is today, Welcomer, occasional bell ringer, flower arranger, part of the coffee morning rota team, assisting with the sound system during services, Weekly Envelope Secretary, Communion Assistant, a Church Warden 2008 – 2013 and currently a Deputy Warden.
Hobbies, when fitter, included playing badminton with friends and fell walking in the Lake District. Now, not so active, I enjoy walking (less strenuously), reading, theatre and socialising with friends.
I am 71 years old and have lived in Sutton all my life. I went to Walmley Junior School and John Willmott Grammar School. I went to Sutton College of Further Education later on and got A levels in History and Economics. I worked for 30 years for The Post Office/British Telecom before I took early voluntary redundancy in 1996. After that I worked for NatWest/RBS until I retired in 2013. I first came to St.Peters in 2008 for the Christmas Services, not having been to Church since childhood before that (other than weddings,funerals etc). I have never been married or have any children.
My name is Naomi and I am currently the Sacristan for St Peter’s. I’m a member of the PCC and I also sing in the choir, play flute in the worship band and am a member of the reader and intercessor teams. I have been a committed member of the Church of England since birth and was confirmed when I was 13 and have actively participating in ministry from this time onwards.
In my professional life, I am the curator-archivist for the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and in my free time you’ll normally find me crafting, reading or enjoying the theatre.
Hi, I'm Paul the church hall caretaker, my main responsibilities are keeping the hall and other facilities clean and making sure the furniture is all set when needed.
My interests include watching football (Aston Villa) and travel.