Rev Andy Tufnell
Andy arrived at Christ Church in 2017 with his wife Claire and their two daughters. Before he began full time ministry in the church he was a secondary school Physics teacher in the UK and Uganda. Andy loves time with his family, whether it’s a family walk, attempting to sing along to the latest Disney soundtrack, or playing on the beach. You could easily spark a conversation with Andy with an exploration of the big questions of philosophy, Physics and faith. But, if you prefer movies, books or watching the football over a pint, you’ll find Andy equally satisfied.
Katrina arrived as Associate Minister (with lead for children, youth and families) in early 2019, with her husband Andy and two children. Katrina has always worked with children, young people and families in churches, schools and the wider community in a variety of roles, most recently in a full time ministry capacity. Katrina loves to read and always has at least one book on the go; whether that is for her theological studies, a book she is reading with her children or a crime novel for pleasure!
Mike is the Curate at Christ Church Chilwell and St Barnabas Inham Nook. He joined the church in July 2018 with his wife Rachel and two daughters. Mike spent nine years in the Royal Air Force as a Logistics Officer before training for ordained ministry at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. Aside from using up the post-it notes in the church office, Mike enjoys cooking and spending time in the gym.
Andy Thomas – Operations Manager
Andy took up the role of Operations Manager in September 2019 having arrived in Chilwell with Katrina, Alex and Lucy in January 2019. With a background in IT security, and an eye for detail, Andy oversees and manages the operational side of church, from hall bookings and building maintenance, to writing and implementing policies and procedures which enable church to function. Andy enjoys being out and about, especially cycling now Alex and Lucy are old enough to keep up!
The churchwardens are elected annually by church members and are the representatives of the church to the vicar and the vicar to the church. They have practical responsibility for the buildings and fabric of the church and help the vicar in developing the strategic direction for the church. Following election at the parish Annual General Meeting, the wardens are then formally appointed by the Bishop and act as Officers for the Bishop. Their roles are:
- to support the vicar and work with the vicar in leading the church
- to be responsible for the buildings and grounds of the church
The wardens can be contacted via the Church Office.
We have two safeguarding coordinators who advise on safeguarding matters at Christ Church, Chilwell and St Barnabas, Inham Nook.
- Publishing the notice sheet each week (available via email, church website and paper copy)
- General and practical queries
- Room bookings
- Bookings for baptisms, funerals or weddings
- Ordering supplies
- Booking appointments for the vicar
- Supporting services by providing the paperwork and administration