Churchwardens are elected annually at a meeting open to all adults living in the parish or on the Electoral Roll, and they are legal, but voluntary unpaid, positions.
Churchwardens are officially officers of the Bishop and their rights and responsibilities are laid down in Church Law. They are traditionally responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish, and for maintenance and safeguarding of the church’s property and goods.
St Margaret's have elected 2 Wardens for the following year, they are:-
Jane has been a warden since 2010. Her favourite part of the role is welcoming people to church on Sundays. She helps to run the Thursday Boys' Club, and also leads the Sunday evening Youth Group with husband Colin. Jane works in equality and diversity at the British Council, a cultural relations organisation with offices in over 100 countries, and is passionate about fairness and learning about people. In her spare time she likes to swim (although it sometimes involves more chatting than swimming). Jane also manages a Fantasy Football team which did rather well last year.
Mark, a chartered accountant working in the public sector for the Audit Commission, has been a Warden since 2008. He is also a leader of a home group and helps run the Boys Clubs and the Walking Group. Outside of church and work, Mark is a member at Lancashire County Cricket Club and also enjoys running, having completed the Great Manchester 10k run for the last four years. This year Mark has completed the Greater Manchester Marathon in 3hrs 49mins and 21 seconds!