St Saviour’s church is a place where everyone can contribute to church life.  There are many people leading in lots of different ways: on the PCC, childrens & youth work, community groups, administration, worship, home groups etc.  We are a family and everyone is invited to get involved.  The church is led by our Rector who is supported by a Children & Families worker, a team of Readers and many other people.

Rector of St Saviour’s church

Reverend Michael NormanMichael Norman

I have been Rector of St Saviour’s with Swainswick and Woolley since 1998. My wife Pam and I have been married for over 30 years, and we have 4 children, 3 grandchildren and a golden retriever . I enjoy watching sport, especially going to see Bath Rugby play. I am passionate about prayer and seeing the church grow as disciples of Jesus, and reach out to a world which needs to discover the love of Jesus.

Youth & Children’s Worker

Rachel Howlett

me (2)I’ve been working at St Saviour’s since the summer of 2015, after 10 years of working with children and young people in church. I am passionate about using biblical narrative creatively to speak into the hearts of young people. I believe that teaching children the biblical story from a young age is key, in order for their faith to have strong foundations: giving children roots and wings in their faith.

I studied theology at Cambridge and am a trained secondary school teacher. I am currently studying part-time for an MA in applied theology at Moorlands College. I’m married to Chris and mother to two wonderful children who have two dwarf rabbits. In my spare time I enjoy baking and knitting toys.

Lay Readers

Ivor VernallsIvor Vernalls

I am Reader with a special desire in my preaching to teach about the whole Bible and the way it applies to modern life. Support for the persecuted church around the world has been a big part of my life for over forty years. As well as being a reader, I am also a day time home group leader for some older members who cannot get out in the evenings. My special interest, apart from my wife and family, is Bath Rugby.

Belinda ThomasBelinda Thomas

I am a mother of 3 wonderful girls and I’m married to Huw, a surveyor. We jointly run and manage building projects. I am very active and love anything outdoors: tennis, gardening, skiing, sailing, traveling etc. I am involved in city wide Church initiatives, Prayer for the City and I am a BathCAN committee member. I attend New Wine each year and find that I am always challenged by God through it. I am passionate about  ‘The word of  God’ and  believe it to be the world’s best but most underutilised resource!

Ruth HattersleyRuth Hattersley

I am a trained teacher and a widow with 6 grown up children. I have been a part of St Saviour’s church since 2008, when I moved to Bath to be closer to some of my children. Now I live with some of them and others live nearby, with their children. Though I was brought up in non-conformist churches, our family has worshipped as Anglicans for a while now. My other interests and loves include choral singing, reading and the natural world, with a bit of painting and writing. I have been on several trips to India as part of a small charity, which were a huge joy. I currently work part-time as a carer and a private tutor in addition to my service as a lay reader.

Pam NormanPam Norman

I am a Reader at St Saviour’s so I preach and occasionally lead services and I also head up the home group team. I like crochet and knitting, especially blankets. I love the English language and my favourite book is Bill Bryson’s “Notes from a Small Island.” I like meeting people from abroad and love a good Jane Austen film. I work as a nurse at the main Hospital in Bath twice a week and try to do a bit of cycling to keep fit. I am married to Michael and we have 4 children, 3 grandchildren and a dog called Cheddar.


 Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC is made up of members of St Saviour’s church, representing all areas of church life and church members. They are re-elected every year, and meet regularly; overseeing church life and making decisions regarding the spiritual and physical aspects of the church and building.