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summer of 2010 020 JOHN BINNS Vicar John has responsibility for the mission of the parish as a whole and is especially concerned with staff support and care of the congregation at Great St Mary’s.  He is also an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral.  He served as a Parish Priest and Hospital Chaplain in London before becoming vicar in 1994.  He has researched and written on Eastern Christianity, and is also working on Partners for Change, a fresh approach to international development.
Devin-McLachlan      DEVIN MCLACHLAN Associate Vicar is a native of Chicago now living in Cambridge, Devin has recently joined us as    Associate vicar and is also Assistant Chaplain at Jesus College. Devin has previously served as a parish priest in Massachusetts, and  as a chaplain at the University of Chicago. He is the past president of Grassroots International and of the Hyde Park Transitional  Housing Project.
The revd Peter Hayler PETER HAYLER Associate Vicar and Chaplain to University Staff As well as being Associate Vicar at Great St. Mary’s,  Peter is responsible for the church’s ministry to the University.  He works in partnership with the Equality & Diversity section and manages the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre.  Before coming to Great St Mary’s in 2009 he pioneered chaplaincy to the Cambridge Science Park before moving to South Wales as Industrial Chaplain.  His research includes a Professional Doctorate exploring aspects of pastoral entrepreneurship.
Sam Hayes SAM HAYES  Director of Music Sam conducts the main choirs. The girls’ choir is one of the oldest church or cathedral girls’ choirs in the country, founded in 1989. There are choral services each week, regular concerts, and choir tours. Sam read Music at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar and, latterly, was Director of Music in Chapel. He also taught music for the University of Cambridge for ten years. Sam is Musician-in-Residence at King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds, where he also teaches A-level music.
kp2 KATE PHIZACKLEA  Administrative Manager Kate’s many skills help her to support the pastoral care in the community as well as maintaining effective management of a busy city centre church. Kate is the administrative manager of the church and staff and has overall responsibility for the co-ordination of day-to-day life of Great St Mary’s and it’s visitors. She also works as Community Development Officer reaching out to local businesses and the community and as Events Manager. She has worked in arts management and development and Interfaith relations.
 Paul Hammans (2) PAUL HAMMANS Business Systems Support Manager The day to day running of Great St Mary’s I.T. systems, management of its building faculties and policy development is carried out by Paul. He has also directed operations in a commercial environment and served in the public sector.
Rosie Sharkey, Heritage Education Officer at GSM ROSANNA SHARKEY Heritage Education Officer Rosie runs our Heritage Education programme, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project aims to bring Great St. Mary’s exciting histories alive for a wide audience and to open up the Church as a dynamic centre where visitors, school groups and Cambridge residents can discover new facets of our historic city. Before coming to Great St Mary’s, Rosie carried out educational outreach for the University of Cambridge, and studied Medieval History at Oxford and York.
sue SUE BINNS Manager of the Michaelhouse Centre Sue is responsible for developing community involvement through exhibitions, concerts, meetings, celebrations and a range of other events and activities that take place at Michaelhouse. She is also responsible for building maintenance in the Centre.
petra and robert 2 ROBERT SMYTH Head Verger.  Robert knows Great St Marys and Cambridge well.  He came to us from Gonville and Caius College where he was a porter.  This has given him extensive experience of maintaining buildings, security procedures, health & safety, and a wide range of other knowledge.  You’ll find, however, as you get to know him, that people come first and he will always have time to meet you and deal with your concerns and queries.  PETRA BIRKETT  Assistant Verger Petra was born in the Czech Republic and was a teacher. As Robert’s deputy Petra is responsible for the safety and security of the building in his absence and as well as being always friendly, helpful and enthusiastic, Petra ensures that we keep very high standards of cleanliness and order.
emma dunn EMMA DUNN Parish Secretary and Music Administrator Emma splits her time between assisting Kate in the office as Parish Secretary and being our Music Administrator – supporting Sam, the choirs and the musical life of the Church, including choir tours, concerts and the music library. Emma has extensive experience in administration.
Patrick copy PATRICK BROOKE Churchwarden Patrick is a leading member of the Church bell ringing society and as churchwarden he shares overall responsibility for the life of the parish.  He is Development Director for a Cambridge Software company.
 Margaret Johnston MARGARET JOHNSTON Churchwarden Margaret is especially involved in heritage education, music and wider concerns both at home and overseas, and in the parish. Previously, she was administrator of the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Cambridge.