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Churchwardens - their role within the parish and an introduction.


Each of the five Churches within All Souls Parish is looked after on a daily basis by the Churchwardens. This is a special job which is an elected but unpaid post. Each Warden is sworn in officially by the Archdeacon every year and promises to do their very best to look after the Church and parishioners.
Generally the Churchwarden lives in the village and keeps an eye on the building, supports the vicar in preparing for services and organises things like cleaning and flowers. They are often the first person to be called when people want to know more about the church or family history.  The Churchwardens meet regularly with the vicar and the PCC to discuss all matters to do with the Churches – everything from services and prayers to fundraising and building upkeep. 

Heather Cooke
Churchwarden St Nicholas, Austrey

I am churchwarden at St Nicholas Church, Austrey.  I am married to Martin and have three sons and a rescue dog. We have lived in the village for 31 years and have taken an active part in village life.  I enjoy bell ringing, swimming, cycling and walking so like to keep busy.

​Shirley Faulkner
Churchwarden St Mary's Church, Newton Regis

I am Churchwarden at St Mary’s Church, Newton Regis. I was born in Seckington in 1943 and first daughter of Frank and Lily Faulkner. I attended Newton Regis C of E School and moved to Kings Lane, Newton Regis in 1963.

I have always been involved in village and Church activities and have been Churchwarden at Newton Regis for numerous years, in which I am always approachable on Church and Village matters. I am employed (full time) with M G Evans & Sons family Funeral Directors, Atherstone where I have worked for over 22 years.

Anne Bufton-McCoy
Churchwarden All Saints, Seckington

I am proud to have been churchwarden for our little church for some years now and I enjoy fundraising and showing people around our village. I act as Chair for the Parochial Church Council and also chair the Buildings committee which is responsible for the five church buildings across the parish of All Souls. 

I am a former headteacher and enjoy doing a range of voluntary work in my retirement. As well as a genuine interest in our local schools I am a member of Newton Regis W.I and am on the Board of Trustees for Warwickshire WI. 

Claire Holloway
Church's Warden St Matthew's Church, Shuttington 


My connection with St Matthew's, began with my grandad Bill Holloway, the much loved headmaster at Shuttington school from the 1930s throughout his teaching career to his retirement in the late 1960s. My dad & uncles were born at the schoolhouse& all sang in the church choir as did my grandad Bill. My dad is laid to rest within sight of his boyhood home in the shadow of the old schoolhouse. I moved back to Shuttington in 2005, and have been a Shuttington parish Councillor for 5 years until recently. As Church Warden I look forward to helping to care for St Matts, as I lovingly call it.

Holy Trinity Warton - Vacant

Could you be a Churchwarden? Do you feel God calling you to serve and lead his church in the village of Warton? Please talk to Revd Joanne if you feel this is you.

Parochial Church Council (PCC) secretary and key person - Alison Meredith 

Alison acts as the Secretary to the All Souls Parochial Church Council, taking minutes of meetings, keeping all the committees on track and organising good deals for services such as electricity and insurance.  She is also our organist for all five churches. She really is the oil on the wheels for All Souls.   Happily married to Richard, Churchwarden for Warton, Alison has worshipped at Holy Trinity, Warton since moving to the village in 1971.


The Parish All Souls, North Warwickshire, has adopted the Church of England's policies and procedures for the safeguarding of all children, young people and adults.

If you believe that someone is at immediate risk of harm, phone 999 or contact the Bishop's Safeguarding Advisor, Steph Haynes on

07342 993 844 or

If you click on the link below you can access the Safeguarding Policy for All Souls Parish.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Parish Safeguarding Officer - Margaret Dalton - via email at

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