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.