The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

Meet the Church Officers

Reverend Marion Russell Revd. Marion Russell, Vicar of Rastrick






email Marion      Telephone 01484 713386


 Rev Mark Cheetham own photoRevd Mark Cheetham, Methodist Minister of St Matthew's, Rastrick


Mark moved to the Calderdale Circuit in Sept 2014, serving the Brighouse area.

He and his wife Mariet have celebrated the earlier than expected birth of their first child; Nathanael.

Mark loves sharing ‘knowing God’ with those around him; helping people and churches find their way in life. He also loves all things music (especially Bon Jovi and Beethoven), watching rugby (Leicester Tigers) and gardening.


email Mark      Telephone 01484 717742



Reverend Stephen Hannam

Revd. Stephen Hannam, Honorary Assistant Priest




email stephen       Telephone 01484 716053





Derek Hansord, ChurchwardenChurchwarden Derek Hansord

Originally from Lincolnshire, Derek was married in St Matthew’s Church. He has lived in West Yorkshire for 46 years, the last 38 years in Rastrick. His interests include keeping up with the family, being involved with the life of the church, travel, DIY, and model railway.


 email Derek              Telephone 01484 711727


  Margaret Brown     Churchwarden Margaret Brown

email Margaret       Telephone 01484 714533



John Mothersdale, Lay Reader and Methodist Steward

Lay Reader     John Mothersdale

Originally from the West Midlands, John has lived in Rastrick for over 40 years.  He has been a Licenced Lay Reader at St Matthew's since 1982.  His interests include keeping up with family, travelling, walking and following football, as well as being involved in various aspects of life at St Matthew's.

email John            Telephone 01484 716092


   Lay Reader    Glenn TattonGlenn

 Originally from Bedfordshire, Glenn has lived in Rastrick for over 15 years. Apart from his children, his main interests are country walking, photography and history. He has a particular interest in military history and the language and culture of Ancient Greece.


email Glenn             Telephone 01484 710459



Senior Methodist Steward      Position Vacant



  email             Telephone 


Parish Centre Manager      Iain Bedson

Mob 07503 151 720

email Iain    Telephone 01484 718825


Treasurer and Parish Centre Booking Manager     Tony Wrightson

email Tony   Telephone 01484 548610 


Richard Kay, Churchwarden

Secretary to the Church Council   and Webmaster  Richard Kay

 A retired Chartered Civil Engineer, Richard has lived in Rastrick all his life, joining the former Crowtrees Methodist Church in 1987. He served as churchwarden from 2008 until 2015. Interests: gardening, bridges, Norway, the Northern Isles and Iceland, currently learning Icelandic on-line.


  email Richard      Telephone 07463 224 131 or 01484 713929



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