St Saviour’s Church is a place where everyone can contribute to church life. There are many people leading in lots of different ways: on the PCC, childrens and youth work, community groups, administration, worship, home groups etc. We are a family and everyone is invited to get involved. The church is led by our Rector (now in interregnum) who is supported by a children and families worker, a team of readers and many other people.

Rector of St Saviour’s Church

We are currently in interregnum.

Youth and Children’s Worker

Rachel Howlett

I’ve been working at St Saviour’s since the summer of 2015, after 10 years of working with children and young people in church. I am passionate about using biblical narrative creatively to speak into the hearts of young people. I believe that teaching children the biblical story from a young age is key, in order for their faith to have strong foundations: giving children roots and wings in their faith.

I studied theology at Cambridge and am a trained secondary school teacher. I studied part-time for an MA in applied theology at Moorlands College and completed this in 2017. I’m married to Chris and mother to two wonderful children who have two dwarf rabbits. In my spare time I enjoy baking and knitting toys.

Lay Readers

Ivor VernallsIvor Vernalls

I am a reader with a special desire in my preaching to teach about the whole Bible and the way it applies to modern life. Support for the persecuted church around the world has been a big part of my life for over forty years. As well as being a reader, I am also a day time home group leader for some older members who cannot get out in the evenings. My special interest, apart from my wife and family, is Bath Rugby.

Belinda ThomasBelinda Thomas

I am a mother of three wonderful girls and I’m married to Huw, a surveyor. We jointly run and manage building projects. I am very active and love anything outdoors: tennis, gardening, skiing, sailing, travelling etc. I am involved in city-wide church initiatives, Prayer for the City and I am a BathCAN committee member. I attend New Wine each year and find that I am always challenged by God through it. I am passionate about ‘the word of God’ and believe it to be the world’s best but most underutilised resource!

Ruth HattersleyRuth Hattersley

I am a trained teacher and a widow with six grown-up children. I have been a part of St Saviour’s Church since 2008, when I moved to Bath to be closer to some of my children. Now I live with some of them, and others live nearby with their children. Though I was brought up in non-conformist churches, our family has worshipped as Anglicans for a while now. My other interests and loves include choral singing, reading and the natural world, with a bit of painting and writing. I have been on several trips to India – as part of a small charity – which were a huge joy. I currently work part-time as a carer and a private tutor in addition to my service as a lay reader.

 Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC is made up of members of St Saviour’s Church representing all areas of church life. They are re-elected annually and meet regularly, overseeing church life and making decisions regarding the spiritual and physical aspects of the church and building.