Meet our Team Members

The Leek Team Ministry in the Church of England Diocese of Lichfield was established in 1979, the Parishes and Benefices of St Edward, All Saints and St Luke uniting together at that time. The Parish of St Matthew united with the new Parish of Leek in 1983 to create the present Parish and Benefice of Leek & Meerbrook.

There is great diversity within the Team, with space for almost all kind of Christian spirituality. We value the distinctive contribution made by each congregation. Each district is responsible for it’s own mission and ministry but, where appropriate, we pool resources and work together.

The team of ministers consists of the minister of each district i.e. the Team Rector and the two Team Vicars. Each of the four former parishes is designated a District with it’s own elected District Church Council (DCC) of the team. Whereas the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the legal entity for the Parish, various functions relating to the Districts, are delegated to the DCC as appropriate.

Nigel Irons
Nigel IronsTeam Rector and vicar of St Edward's and St John's

Phone: 01538 388134
Email: leekparish@btconnect.com

David Nicol
David NicolTeam Vicar of All Saints and St Matthew's

Phone: 01538 528545
Email: allsaints.leek@outlook.com

Matthew Malins
Matthew MalinsTeam Vicar of St Luke's and St Paul's

Phone: 01538 373306
Email: revmattmalins@gmail.com

Melanie Newton
Melanie NewtonChildren & Families Worker for Leek & Meerbrook Team Ministry

Michael Fitzsimmons
Michael FitzsimmonsSt Chad's House Warden

Warden Mike Fitzsimmons runs St. Chad’s House on Southfields in Leek, which is facilitated as a place of healing, study and spiritual retreat.

Phone: 01538 382483
Email: stchadsleek@gmail.com