Staff Team

Hub Leader – Rev’d Will Gibbons

Will joined St. Mark’s in September 2013 as ‘Priest-in-Charge’. He is married to Anna and they have two daughters, Dolores (11) and Estelle (9) and a son, Vincent (6). Will is originally from Shrewsbury and spent 11 years in Wales before moving to Wigan. In June 2018 Will was licensed as All Saints Team Rector to start to develop the Town Centre Hub in Church Wigan. If you want to know more then get in touch!

You can contact Will on 01942 211194 or send him an email by using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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 children, Jake (21) and Izzy (20). Sam has oversight of Chaplaincy development in Wigan Town Centre.

Assistant Curate – Joe Magill

Joe joined the Town Centre Hub as curate in June 2019. Joe is married to Naomi and they have a young daughter Isabelle.

Wendy Kay

Wendy is our Hub Treasurer and employed by Wigan Deanery Trust as Finance Officer for Church Wigan. Wendy is from Wigan and has been part of St Mark’s throughout her life.

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.

Leoni Durchleuchter – Pais (Youth & Schools Work)

Leoni is from Germany and serves as part of the Pais Wigan team. She is hosted by a family at St Mark’s and works in the Church Wigan Youth Ministry across Wigan.

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