Vicar of St Mary's and Master of the Foundation
The Rev'd Kathy Lloyd Roberts first visited Temple Balsall on a church outing with her future husband, Alwyn, when they were childhood sweethearts at the age of 14. She qualified as a primary school teacher before moving to further education, finally becoming Manager of Student Welfare and Student Finance at City College Birmingham and responsible for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults. She retired from this post in 2008.
She trained to become a priest as a part-time student at the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham while continuing her work in further education. In 2004 she took up a placement at St. Mary’s and after being ordained in 2006 was appointed curate here.
Kathy has three grown-up children – Felicity, Emily and Benjamin – who have been her great support since her husband, Alwyn, died suddenly in November 2008. She also has three grand children, Archie, Felix and Oscar.
Honorary Assistant Priest
The Rev'd Professor Leslie Houlden
Leslie Houlden, now long retired, was Curate at St Mary's Hunslet, Leeds; Chaplain Fellow of Trinity College Oxford; Principal and Vicar of Cuddesdon; Lecturer, then Professor of Theology at King's College London.
He is the author of many books chiefly on New Testament and doctrinal subjects, including The Strange Story of the Gospels (SPCK, 2002). He has edited Jesus in history, Culture and Thought, 2 vols, an Encyclopaedia published in 2003 by ABC-CLIO.
Sue Dilworth grew up in Romford, Essex. Following senior school in Bow, in the East End of London, she came to Aston University in Birmingham to study Systems Analysis, where she met her husband John. They both found employment in the Computing Departments of midland’s based industrial companies and have lived in and around north-east Birmingham since marrying in 1972.
In 1997 they moved to Fen End, in the Temple Balsall Parish when Sue found employment in the IT department at AGCO, whose connection locally was the ownership of Massey Ferguson tractors factory in Coventry. John & Sue started attending St Mary’s in 1998. From 1999 until April 2003 Sue was Churchwarden. In September 2007 she was accepted to train as a Reader and was licensed as a Reader in January 2009. Sue assists and preaches at Sunday worship.
She retired in 2014 since when she has become more widely involved in weekday life of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, including volunteering at, and joining the governing body of Lady Katherine Leveson Church of England Primary School. John, who at the time was Churchwarden, sadly died in January 2014.
Members of PCC in role of :-
|Vicar, Chairman||Rev Kathy Lloyd Roberts|
|Deputy Churchwarden||Steve Hill|
|Deputy Churchwarden, Children's Worker and Safeguarding Officer||Chris Mundell|
|Deputy Churchwarden||Patricia Mallett|
|PCC Secretary (joint)||Ann Bower|
|PCC Secretary (joint)||Judy Evans|
|Elected Member||Angela Cloke|
|Elected Member||Lorraine Horlor|