Staff Team and Church Wardens 

Dave Hanson            Vicar

dave and ireneDave is married to Irene and they have three adult children who, following in their mother’s footsteps, are all teachers. Dave and Irene spent 8 years working in Pakistan with Interserve before returning to the UK where Dave worked in the NHS as a nurse manager and latterly as a Safeguarding Adults Advisor.
They enjoy walking, bird watching, meeting people from other cultures and spending time with friends and family. Most of these things involve eating food! 

You can contact Dave by emailing


Barbara Houghton     Curate

BarbaraBarbara is serving her curacy with us here at St Stephens having previously worked as a Children and Youth Pastor for 12 years and a Reader in Blackpool.
You can contact Barbara at:


Andrew Pratt              Churchwarden

As Churchwarden, Andrew looks after all the practical repairs and maintenance of the property as well as ensuring that we meet regularly to pray together.  To get in touch with Andy, please email and mark your email for the attention of Andrew Pratt.

Dave Rankin                  Churchwarden

To get in touch with Dave, please email and mark your email for the attention of Dave Rankin