Vicar, Reverend Ray Yates
“I am very pleased to welcome you to St Boniface Church.
It is my hope that you will come to love St Bs as much as I do. We’re a bunch of people who aren’t perfect but we do hope you feel at home here.
We would love very much for you to join our church family but equally want to give you the space to pray about whether St Boniface Church is where God wants you to be.”
Assistant Priest, Reverend Janet Knox
I am a part-time Assistant Priest an I have lived in Quinton for over 30 years and I love being part of the community here. I especially enjoy being out in the streets, shops and schools chatting with people. In my spare time I enjoy singing in Choirs and also sometimes maybe too early in the morning – which can annoy Ray!
Other things which make me happy are my family (I am thrilled to have four grandchildren), friends, food, and holidays in Scotland.
One of my favourite Bible verses is from Psalm 34 verse 18: ‘The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ Having been through some tough times in life I am overwhelmingly grateful for God being my Rock at all times.
Children’s Worker, Anthony Gosling
Hi my name is Anthony Gosling; I am 23 and started as Trainee Children’s Worker in October 2014. I have been going to St Boniface Church since I was 8 and have been volunteering with the children and youth since here since I was 18 years old. I am enthusiastic about serving the community of Quinton by going into schools for assemblies, running after school clubs and providing various groups at St B’s. Before I took on this role I worked at a local school as a lunchtime supervisor, there I was in charge of running football activities and as a team promoting the well-being of the children.
I am excited about learning valuable new skills from the children’s team here at St B’s and also feeding in new and creative ideas to this. I am passionate about children having a safe and comfortable place in which they can share and build relationships. I think we do this very well here and I am proud to contribute to this.
In my spare time I volunteer at the Boy’s Brigade held here at St B’s. I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Emily and hiking.