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These are the present members of the Ministry Team:


the Revd Josie Tuplin (Honorary Assistant Priest) is a recently retired priest who was formerly curate at Holy Cross. She is originally from the West Riding and moved to Merseyside in the 1970s to study at Liverpool University.  After 30 years teaching at St Anselm's, Josie trained for ministry at St Mellitus' College in Liverpool and joined the ministry team at Holy Cross in July 2019.  Josie is married to Christopher, who sings in the choir and is a member of the PCC. They have two grown-up children.  Although retired from licensed ministry, Josie is still active three to four days a week in leading services, in work with schools and in pastoral care.


the Revd Canon David Felix (Honorary Assistant Priest) 

(awaiting information and picture)

Mrs Sue Mountford (Reader)

Sue started worshipping at Holy Cross Church when she was 8 years old. The church family is what’s kept her here. There is always a warm welcome at Holy Cross! We have had amazing church leadership over the years which has inspired and helped her grow closer to Jesus over those years.  She has also been PCC secretary for many years. As a reader her aim is to enhance and enrich the worship experience of the congregations we serve and to provide an additional resource to the leadership team. Sue is married to Paul who is the Parish Safeguarding Officer, they have one son and are also parents to a very lively Cocker Spaniel called Bart.

Revd Peter Mills, now an Honorary Assistant Priest, has worshipped at Holy Cross for over 50 years. After a career in local government, he served as Chester Diocesan Secretary until retirement in 1997 and was ordained two years later.   Over the years Peter has held a number of offices at Holy Cross, including churchwarden and treasurer. A Londoner, he
is married to Gwyneth and they have five adult children.


Mrs Jan Lupton, Pastoral Worker, was also born in Birkenhead. She trained as a nurse and later managed a care home.   Jan joined us in 2008, completed her training the following year and is licensed to the Hospital Chaplaincy as well as Holy Cross. Her particular responsibility is bereavement care. She is also a talented artist. Jan is married to Brian and has four adult children.


The Team is supported by Mrs Sue Treanor, who brings to the job of Parish Secretary her skills as an administrator.  Sue is the first port-of-call for baptism applications, funeral arrangements and general enquiries. Her job is something like the triage receptionist you find at some doctors’ surgeries (we believe she’s better!), and when she’s not at the Parish Office she has the mobile phone with her.

We mustn’t forget Sue’s small dog, Rosie, who comes to the Office with her. Rosie is well known to frequent visitors who are greeted by a wagging tail and lots of love, especially if they have a doggie treat to share!






- Mr Roy Milne

- Mrs Wendy Deverill



Churchwardens are responsible with the Rector for the day to day functioning of the parish; these responsibilities include building maintenance, personnel matters, finance and administration.  Churchwardens are also responsible for keeping order in the church and have powers of arrest in the church and churchyard!

Our newly sworn-in churchwardens - Thursday 29th June 2023

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