THE BENEFICE TEAM
Meet our team
REVEREND PAULIE WATKIN
Vicar of the Tadcaster Benefice
Reverend Paulie is the Vicar of the Tadcaster Benefice. Ordained within the Diocese of Chelmsford in 2008, Rev Paulie studied at Westcott House and obtained their theology degree from Cambridge University. Paulie is passionate about inclusion, kindness, and would love to welcome you along to any of our services, any time!
As one of our Readers, Tricia plays a crucial role in the spiritual life of the Tadcaster Benefice. Tricia wears several hats within Benefice life including leading worship and preaching. Tricia is also the Eco-Church champion for the Benefice. Currently, Tricia is our Benefice administrator, so if you have any queries she will be the friendly face who deals with them.
Having served as a Reader since 2014, Steve contributes towards the musical life of the Benefice, as well as leading worship and preaching. He also officiates for some funeral services and assists families in preparing their children for baptism. Steve is married to Tricia.
Celia is the Churchwarden for St Mary's Church, Tadcaster
Richard is the Churchwarden for St Mary's Church, Tadcaster.
Recognised Parish Assistant & Wedding Coordinator
Val is a Recognised Parish Assistant (RPA). She leads worship and is a pastoral visitor to homes and hospitals. She is also the Benefice Wedding Coordinator, having special responsibility for helping couples throughout the journey to their special day.
Recognised Parish Assistant & Safeguarding Lead
Jane has been a Recognised Parish Assistant (RPA) at St Mary's Tadcaster since 2013, helping to lead services, deliver intercessions and plan worship services. Jane is also the Safeguarding Lead for the Benefice, and her details can be found under the Safeguarding tab.
Sam is the Churchwarden for St Mary's Church, Church Fenton
Recognised Parish Assistant
Dajan is a Recognised Parish Assistant (RPA) for St Mary's Church, Church Fenton, supporting in leading worship and pastoral visiting.
Quintin is the Churchwarden for St John the Baptist Church, Kirkby Wharfe & Ulleskelf
Lucinda is the Churchwarden for St Andrew's Church, Newton Kyme