Church Staff

Rector – Reverend Lisa Battye, B.Nurs, RM, Dip.Couns, MA, MTh.

Rector since 2002.

Leading a busy parish is a great privilege and joy, especially working with colleagues in our collaborative leadership team. It gives me the overview of things, and challenges me to keep my own Christian life in order so that we may flourish, and our Church life will never be merely religious or habitual, but always fresh and growing.

I have worked in nursing, midwifery, oncology, district nursing and health visiting. In 1980, while working with holocaust victims in Jerusalem, I prayed with two friends each week for people back home: my vision for the transformation of Greater Manchester has its roots in that time.

I am married to John, who is a Vision Engineer, and we have four adult children. While raising them we also ran a multi-level marketing business and managed rented property.  I love Israel, France, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, sci-fi and chess.

Other roles I currently hold are Area Dean of Salford, member of General Synod, and Honorary Canon of Manchester Cathedral.

1 Moorside Rd, M7 3PJ (0161 792 5362) Mob: 07539775483


Associate Minister: OLM – Revd. Mike Dyson

Mike in robesMike is our associate minister; an ordained minister working in association with the parish priest. An OLM is an Ordained Local Minister. An OLM is LOCAL because women and men are selected and trained to serve in the situation they know best – their own local church and community.

Mike serves both churches but has particular responsibility for the people of St Andrew’s.

He is married to Jean and has two grown-up children. He is a magistrate. He has recently retired from his full time profession and is enjoying being able to devote more time to pastoral work within the parish.

15 Moorside Road, Kersal. M7 3PJ (0161792 1098)mob:07730811200)


Reader – Heather Martin

Heather MartinI’m married to David whom I met in the church choir in Egglescliffe in County Durham. We are both members of St Paul’s Kersal, where I have been a licensed reader for the last 7 years.
I took early retirement, due to ill-health, from primary teaching in 1999. Since then I’ve been very grateful to be able to play a small part, as a reader, in the life of our parish.
Church is a wonderful place to come to worship God and meet new people. Why don’t you come along and try it – we’d love to see you.


Reader – Kath Disley

Kath DisleyI am married to Pete, have three ‘grown up’ boys and two grandsons. I was a primary school teacher for 30 years until I took early retirement. After retiring I took on several roles at church, but eventually decided to train as a reader. I was licensed in July 2010– one of the best days of my life!!

I now attend both churches and enjoy using the skills I gained working with children in preaching and teaching the word of God to adults and the children at both schools in our parish. I also lead our Messy Church. 
I also enjoy computers, reading, watching football and socialising.

Tel: 0161 773 2301 (mob:07904918793)



  Retired  Minister – Noel Proctor 


I was born and raised in Belfast. I converted at the age of 17 and joined the Church Army when I was 23. After 5 yrs of evangelist work with them I trained for ordination at St Aidan’s Theological College and was ordained in 1964. Then followed my curacy after which I became a Rector in the Diocese of Durham. Having helped on a Mission in Durham Prison I became a full-time Chaplain in the Prison Service,serving at Wandsworth, Eastchurch, Dartmoor and Manchester Strangeways.

After retirement I became a voluntary chaplain at North Manchester General Hospital and with the Bury Division of the Greater Manchester Police. I have the Bishop’s permission to officiate as an Evangelist in the Manchester Diocese and am a Honorary Priest at St Paul’s Kersal with St Andrew’s Carr Clough. I enjoy relaxing with my wife at our caravan in the Lake District and enjoy reading. I also sing with the Radcliffe Male Voice Choir.

Tel: 0161 794 6040



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Reader Emetrius – Beryl Proctor

I was licensed as a Reader in 1993 and am now a Reader Emeritus holding
the Bishop’s permission to officiate. After serving as a Reader for a
couple of years in parish ministry I became licensed as a voluntary Lay
Chaplain for the next 14 yrs in the local prisons of Manchester
Strangeways and Forest Bank, as well as at both North Manchester General Hospital and Pendlebury Children’s Hospital for some 9 yrs on a voluntary sessional basis. Since 2009 I have returned to parish ministry, firstly for 4 yrs at St John the Evangelist Church, Pendlebury and now at St
Paul’s Church, Kersal Moor and St Andrew’s Church, Carr Clough (which has been my spiritual home since 1996). I am married with a grown up family and enjoy, in my limited leisure time – music, the theatre, reading, visiting places of interest, eating out and domestic pets.


Churchwarden at St Pauls – David Bevin

David is originally from West Bromwich but has lived in Greater Manchester for the last forty seven years  He taught music in secondary schools in Salford before joining the advisory team and for eighteen years. Before retiring, he worked for a music company training teachers in music IT and recording techniques. David joined St Paul’s congregation in 1988 and is now the organist at the church. He is also the accompanist for the Ladies Choir which is conducted by his wife, Bronwen.

Tel: 0161 792 3183

Churchwarden at St Andrews – Judith Walsh

Judith WalshJudith worked as a secondary school science teacher for many years before retiring. She was also involved with the guiding and scouting movement for a long time. She works very hard for Rainsough Community Centre organising social events, rambles and fund raising. One of her keen interests is the Rainsough C. C. allotment, where she and her team have won many prizes for their vegetables. She has recently completed her beekeeping training so hives can be installed at the allotment.

Tel: 0161 773 4773