Meet the Team


Canon Mark Jones

Mark has been Vicar of Padiham and Hapton since 2001; this means that he has overall responsibility for leading the parish.  In addition Mark was made Area Dean of Burnley in 2010; this role involves ensuring that there is good co-operation and partnership between Blackburn Diocese and the local parishes.

Mark is married to Isabel, who’s a driving instructor, and they have four grown-up children.  He originally comes from Middlesex.  At school he loved science and after graduating with a degree in Chemistry he had a short career as a science teacher before realising he’d much rather teach the Bible.  He trained for ordination at Oak Hill College in London and served in parishes in Wolverhampton and Northern Ireland before coming to Lancashire.

He likes to keep fit by riding his bike when it’s not raining.


Rev. Mike Print

Assistant Curate
Mike is our Assistant Curate, which despite the fancy title, is really just a minister-in-training. Mike is originally from near Chorley, and attended St Michael’s High School, Chorley, then Runshaw College, Leyland, before heading to Sheffield University to take a degree in Politics.

Mike became a Christian when he was twenty-three while working at Manchester Airport, and left that job when he felt called to Christian leadership. After a few years working for a church in Leyland, and then in Christian retail, Mike and his wife Natalie moved to Oxford to train for ordination at Wycliffe Hall.

After three years in the South, Mike is happy to be back in the North, and along with hill-walking and occasionally running, Mike enjoys watching TV-box sets and films.

Lynne Trudgill

Lynne Trudgill

Lynne has attended St Margaret’s since 2001, when she and husband Grahame, who runs a domestic appliance repair business with their younger son, moved to Hapton from neighbouring Pendle.  At about 10 years old, she and her sister decided to attend the morning service and the beginnings of her adult faith began when instead of Sunday School stories, she heard the word of God preached.

Lynne is our Lay Reader, and her main concerns are people, in caring and encouraging, and in developing their faith, either one-to-one or in small groups. She believes that body, mind and spirit must all be nurtured so they intertwine to enable us to live life fully and be the people God created us to be.

Lynne is also on the governing bodies of the church, in Padiham Parish and also at Deanery and Diocesan level.


Kit Walker


Fred Birch

St Leonard's Warden
Kath Hudson

Kath Hudson

St Leonard’s Warden

Grahame Trudgill

St Margaret’s Warden