Rev'd Chris Smedley

Chris Smedley came to the benefice from Cotmanhay in 2002. He is married to Fiona, and they have two sons, Alex and David.

Rev'd Gary Dundas

Gary is a non-stipendiary minister. He has two butchers' shops, one in each village. Gary's primary focus is St. Mary's, Draycott.

Rev'd Maria Przeslawski

Maria is a retired priest with the bishop's permission to officiate. She was born in Breaston and has lived most of her life in the village. Maria has worked as a primary school teacher and taught for a number of years in Long Eaton.


Steve Lacey, Youth and Community Worker

Steve leads the work with youth in both villages, and oversees the children's work. He joined the team in September 2021.

He is married to Rachel, with two grown-up children. He has taught in primary schools for many years.

Jodie Kirk, Student Children's Worker 

Jodie joined the team in 2019 at the same time as starting training with CYM (Centre for Youth Ministry). She leads the children's work across the parishes under the guidance of our Youth and Community Worker. She has two children, Harrison and Maisie.


Readers are people who, following a call from God, are trained and licensed by the Anglican Church to teach the faith, enable mission and lead in church and society. In our parishes, we use the term "Reader", but in other areas they may be called Licensed Lay Ministers.

Jo Whitehead 

Jo is a chaplain at the Derby Grammar School. She is married to Paul Stuttle (but retains her former surname).

April McIntyre 

April is retired. She has a gift for poetry, and loves the contemplative aspects of worship. She is married to Mike.


Parochial Church Councils are the bodies that govern the workings of the parish. If the parish is a registered charity (as is the case with St. Michael's, Breaston), the PCC members are the Trustees of the charity and are subject to the Charities Commission's regulations, as well as the Church of England's.

St. Michael's, Breaston PCC members

Rev'd Chris SmedleyRector
Mark HuskissonChurchwarden
Stephe BowleyChurchwarden
Colin LoweDeanery Synod representative
Jeanne WilsonDeanery Synod representative
Paul StuttleTreasurer
Hannah KnightonSecretary
Anne LongParish Safeguarding Officer
Adam Collishaw
Ben Gooding
Rachel Lacey
Steve Lacey
Sarah Warburton
Phil LeesDeanery Synod representative

St. Mary's, Draycott PCC members 

Rev'd Chris SmedleyVicar
Rev'd Gary DundasAssociate Priest
Margaret GregoryChurchwarden
Kris BinghamSecretary
(and others...)
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