Welcome to our new Churchwarden, Stuart!
1. Tell us briefly about yourself.
I moved up to Sheffield around 10 years ago after I finished university in London. It was initially supposed to be for just 2 years, but as with many other students and young professionals I have grown to love living in Sheffield! I work as a paediatric doctor, currently in Sheffield Children’s Hospital, although I have also worked in many other hospitals in the surrounding area.
2. When did you first come to St Matthew’s and what brought you there?
When I moved here I looked for an Anglo-Catholic church and found St Matthews fairly early on. Initially I I started serving (as I have since as a boy) just after Fr Naylor arrived and have been coming regularly since.
3. Why is St Matthew’s special to you?
Whilst unfortunately many churches are in decline, there’s such a great sense of energy at St Matthew’s. There always seems to be new faces at mass, and it’s great to see young and old worshipping together. There are so many who help make the church the success it is – from reading to flower arranging, there’s so many who quietly contribute in so many ways, and now as church warden I am even more grateful for all that you do!
4. Tell us something interesting about you?
In my spare time I enjoy running and photography in the Peak District and also volunteer as a scout leader.
5. Who is your favourite saint and why?
St Tarcisius – an altar server martyred aged just 12 years protecting the Holy Sacrament from a mob.