About Us

Vicar   (retired January 2022)

Rev'd Canon Paul ScottThe Vicar of St Michael’s is the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott. He was married to the Rev’d Jane Wood in September 2014 and we have some photos of the occasion. He joined us in 2012 and a profile of him was featured in our local newspaper, the Northumberland Gazette. He was Area Dean of the Alnwick Deanery from 2015 to March 2018 and on 13th March 2016 he was installed as an Honorary Canon at Newcastle Cathedral.

Retired Clergy

 Rev’d Colin Perkins

Photograph of Rev'd Colin Perkins

Rev’d Colin Perkins


Originally from Finchley, North London, Colin went to London University before completing National Service and then lived in Sidcup, Kent. After ten years working in the City he received a call to ministry and went to theological college at Northwood, and was a curate in Nottingham.

He served in the Diocese of Southwell until he retired to Alnwick. He enjoys photography and most of the photos on the church website were taken by him.

Rev’d Canon Dennis Winter

Photograph of Rev'd Canon Dennis Winter

Rev’d Canon Dennis Winter

Dennis was born in London. His first 9 years were confusing after his father died and his mother joined the army. He attended 6 different schools and then spent 7 years at one school – Battersea Grammar. Dennis then went to Kings College London to read Chemistry where, he got called to the ministry at the Christian Union. He spent four years in the RAF and then married his wife, Ruth. He studied at Tyndale Hall Bristol for 2 years and then had curacies in Plymouth and Maidstone. He spent 33 years as Vicar of Paddock Wood before retiring to Alnwick in 1999 to enjoy spending time in his garden. Dennis’ wife, Ruth, died in 2015 after 59 years of marriage.

Rev’d Canon Sue Allen

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Sue was involved with churches in Hemel Hempstead (St Albans diocese), before retiring to Alnwick in 2013.

She is married to Ant, and as well as bringing up a family she used to be a Science Teacher in secondary schools.

Sue enjoys spending time at the Gym, singing, enjoying the Northumberland countryside, and keeping up with her grandchildren.

 Rev’d Canon Alan Craig

Photograph of Rev'd Canon Alan Craig

Rev’d Canon Alan Craig

Alan was ordained in Lichfield Diocese and was curate in Newcastle under Lyme. He did a further curacy in Scarborough before returning to the potteries as vicar of Werrington. There he joined the prison service and was chaplain at Werrington Detention Centre, then Manchester (Strangeways) prison, then Hindley Borstal and finally to Acklington to be chaplain of the prison there and also at Castington Young Offenders prison. He then became vicar of Longhirst and Hebron and and Rural Dean of Morpeth Deanery. Alan was then made Rector of Morpeth. He was made an honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral in 1990. After that he became the Chaplain to the Bishop, and Diocesan Director of Ordinands. From the early 1990s until 2002 when he retired, Alan was a Chaplain to the Queen, and is now a Chaplain Emeritus.

He enjoys walking in the hills and coast, and belongs to a classical guitar group.  He also enjoys gardening, the Theatre, reading and being a grandparent.

Other Church Officers

Albert Brown - Churchwarden Emeritus

Albert Brown
Warden Emeritus

Pat Taylor - Churchwarden

 Pat Taylor

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Lorna Gilroy
Church Secretary

Photograph of John Cooke, Reader

John Cooke

A photograph of Richard Dale, Treasurer at St Michael's Church

Richard Dale

Ann Blades, Churchwarden

Anne Blades

Patricia Tweed, Deputy Warden

Pat Tweed
Deputy Warden

Rosie Buxton, PCC Secretary

Rosie Buxton
PCC Secretary

A silhouette of a female head and shouldersAnnette Playle

Photograph of Paul and Eve Jarvis, Sacristans

Paul & Eve Jarvis
Sacristans & Verger (Paul)