The Team

Binsey Mission Community Team

We are Christians who seek to proclaim Jesus as Lord in Word and Deed in this beautiful part of the Lake District:
Through a sustainable focus of Christian witness and worship

Served by a faithful and vibrant group of Christians
Ministered to by clearly defined and authorised leadership

The Binsey Mission Community comprises twelve Church Of England churches and one Methodist chapel, forming one parish, extending to about 250 square miles of the some of the Northern Fells and extending to the Solway Plain. (Map of the area)


We are led and served by these Ordained Clergy who are Licensed by the Bishop of Carlisle to all in the Binsey Mission Community.

Ordained Clergy

tricia-rogersThe Revd Tricia Rogers – Team Rector & Mission Community Leader
The Rev Tricia Rogers was licensed as Team Rector on Wednesday 12th October 2011 by Bishop James.

Contact Tricia by phone on 016973 71541 or email

33469268_10155331335101746_5030020639126192128_nThe Revd Peter Gilroy – Team Vicar 

Peter, and his wife Bridget, have lived all over the world before joining our team in July 2018.

Contact Peter by phone on 01697 371 430 or email

clare-speddingThe Revd Clare Spedding – Team Curate
Clare is licensed as a Curate in the Binsey Mission Community. Clare lives with her husband John, they have two married sons, James and Jack.

Contact Clare by phone on 017687 75356.

Licensed Laity

We are blessed with a number of excellent Readers who take services across the team. We also have Emeritus Readers.

Readers have completed a long and difficult training program in theology and liturgy, virtually identical to the first two years of training for Ordained Clergy.

As the name implies Emeritus Readers are appointed on merit and after long service to the Church.

Mrs Hilary Chaddock
Mr Graham Cox
Mr John Spedding
Emeritus Reader

Honarary Assistant Clergy

Several retired clergy have chosen to live in our Team and attend services here. From time to time, and to help cope with the huge workload that this big team represents to our Rector and Vicar, our retired clergy will take a service.

The Revd Canon Michael Braithwaite