Fr Andrew Swift is Team Rector of the North Potteries Team. He is based in Smallthorne. Before coming to Smallthorne Fr Andrew finished his curacy in a London parish and has returned to his Midlands roots in order to take up his first appointment as Vicar, initially at S. Saviour's, then later as Priest-in-Charge together with S. Werburgh's Burslem in 2019, and finally as Team Rector in 2020 with the inclusion of Holy Trinity and the formation of the Team.
Fr Andrew is married to Sarah-Claire and they have two cats and two dogs.
Our curate is Fr Glen Thomas, he is with us to complete his training with some 'on the job' experience. Glen trained for ordination at S. Stephen's House in Oxford and was ordained at Lichfield Cathedral as deacon in 2020, and as priest at S. Werburgh's in 2021.
Fr Glen is married to Alison and they have two grown-up children.
You may also meet Fr Ron Whittingham, Fr Allan Townsend, and Fr Terry Warner who are both retired but live locally and help out.
The Parish Priest
One of our Assistant Priests