Staff Team

Hub Leader – Advertising vacancy soon.

Our Hub Leader moved to a new role in the Diocese in February 2023. The process to advertise a replacement has begun and will be advertised in early March 2023.

Associate Hub Leader – Sam Nicholson

Sam joined the Town Centre Hub in October 2018 after 10 years in Wigan, first at St Catharine’s Scholes and Christchurch Ince and later leading the Central Hub. Sam is married to Jim and they have two adult children, Jake and Izzy. Sam has oversight of Chaplaincy development in Wigan Town Centre. Sam is Area Dean for Wigan and Chair of the House of Clergy for Liverpool Diocese and currently Acting Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire.

Assistant Curate – Coming soon…

We are really excited to announce that John Keeley will be joining us in June 2023 as our Hub Curate.

Ordained Local Minister – Rev’d Margaret Jennings

Margaret Jennings

Margaret is married to Fred and they have two children Martin and Kathryn and two grandchildren, Larissa and Carrie. Margaret trained for the Ordained Local Ministry and completed her curacy in 2016.

Licensed Lay Reader and Boys’ Brigade Captain – Mr. David Owens

David Owens

Ordained Local Minister – Rev’d Eileen Taulty (Retired)


Eileen retired at the end of January 2015. Following six months of well deserved rest Eileen was granted permission to officiate by the Bishop of Liverpool. Eileen has been at St. Mark’s for most of her life. She is married to Ken and they have three sons, three daughter in laws and four grandchildren. Eileen’s ministry was mainly with a team at Worsley Hall Community Church based at “Bramble House.” She now assists across the parish and provides cover across Wigan Deanery.

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