Reverend Andy Froud, Priest in Charge

Revd Andy FroudRevd. Andy Froud is Vicar of St Mary Magdalene Clitheroe and has been priest in charge of Chatburn since 2016. He is a keen cyclist and runner and can frequently be seen out with his dogs. Less frequently he manages to drag his wife Beccy and children Noah, Jonah, Hope and Miriam with him. Andy says "Christ Church is a friendly, growing church where people can learn what it really means to be a follower of Christ".

Revd. Catherine Hale-Heighway, Associate Minister with responsibility for Christ Church, Chatburn and St.Pauls, Low Moor, Clitheroe.

Revd. Catherine Hale-Heighway

Catherine is married to John and loves music and good food. She is looking forward to sharing ministry in the benefice and continuing to develop a church that reaches out and grows together in faith.

Revd. Anne Hardacre, Hon Assistant Priest, co-opted PCC member. Revd Anne Hardacre

Married to Derek. Enjoying an active retirement including walking & volunteering for the Wildlife Trust as well as my active involvement with the church. 

Black portraitRevd. Canon David Mewis, Retired Priest

Annette Dugdale Secretary to PCCAnnette Dugdale, PCC Honorary Secretary 


Daphne Porter Churchwarden

Daphne Porter, Churchwarden.

Daphne has been a member of Christ church all her life. She had held the office of Assistant Church Warden for a number of years before being appointed Churchwarden in May 2013. Daphne has cared for the church over many years, and with a very responsible approach to many situations and the organisation which is necessary in keeping the fabric and spirit of the church alive. 

Valerie Mewis, Churchwarden

Valerie Mewis ChurchwardenValerie is our other Churchwarden working together with Daphne to ensure that people are made welcome in church and church is welcoming and ready to receive them. She brings the organisational and life skills that a background in education and working in parish churches of different kinds for many years.

Barbara Greenwood, Assistant Churchwarden

Barbara Greenwood Assistant Churchwarden

Barbara has been associated with the church all of her life since being baptised followed by her school days at the church school next door. She married Clive at the church and her daughters were baptised at the church. She recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with Clive who was on the PCC and has led many fund raising projects for the church which have brought people together including the essential development of facilities that enabled the church to remain at the centre of the community.

Estelle Bolton, Assistant Churchwarden

Estelle Bolton Assistant Churchwarden

Estelle is active in many ways that makes a valuable contribution to the church over 60 years, including Christian Aid, Children's events and many other worthy contributions to the church.


Honorary Treasurer - Vacant positionTreasurer

Valerie Mewis is deputising until an appointment is made. 

Peter Craig, Fire OfficerPeter Craig - Fire Officer

Andrew Robinson, Safeguarding OfficerAndrew Robinson - Safeguarding Officer

If you have any safeguarding issues please contact Andy on 07769 903496


Other PCC Members 

Arthur Hodgson, Cllr Gary Scott, Robin Atkinson, Lynn Farrimond and Paul Whittaker.


Derek Hardacre, Nan Clough, Arthur Hodgson, Estelle Bolton and Margaret Nixon.