Emeritus Ministers

Rev  HilaryBrunyee

A retired minister who helps in the Parish when necessary.






Mr Geoff Swift

Emeritus lay reader in the United Benefice of Atherton, Hindsford & Howe Bridge. Retired primary school head teacher, (St. John’s Mosely Common). Responsible for the co-ordination of lay ministry throughout the benefice. Assists with services, reads lessons, leads prayers of intercession and preaches. Geoff visits the sick and elderly, often with Holy Communion and is also licensed to take funerals. Interests are cricket and football through Atherton Cricket club, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Bolton Wanderers. Member of R.S.P.B and National Trust. Also interested in gardening, photography, travel and singing.


Sadly Geof passed away August 2018.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory.