The Charity and the Trustees
Charity Number 200298

There are currently six Trustees for Lord Wharton’s Charity
Four represent the Church of England
and Three represent Non-Conformist Churches

You are welcome to contact any of the Trustees directly for advice and information, especially those representing your denomination.

Mr Andrew McMurtrie – Church of England & Financial Advisor

The Trustees recently accepted the nomination of Mr Andrew McMurtrie as the replacement Trustee representing the Church of England.  He is already well known to them as Andrew has recently served as the financial advisor, a role that he will continue.

Mr Geoffrey Edwards – Church of England

Geoffrey Edwards was a primary headteacher before becoming an adviser for Church of England schools. Now ‘retired’ he finds he less free time than when he was in ‘paid employment’!

MaryHawesRev Mary Hawes – Church of England

The Revd Mary Hawes is the National Children & Youth Adviser for the Church of England based at Church House in the Education Office, and also serves as an assistant priest in a south London parish.

Oliver RossRev Oliver Ross – Church of England

Oliver is Vicar of Malmesbury and Upper Avon, in Bristol Diocese. Previously he was Area Dean to the City of London. Oliver is married to Lizzi who is a choreographer and they have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Oliver enjoys teaching art history in Rome and Byzantium; he also likes wild swimming, opera and the cinema; he is interested in Church Growth and Planting.

Rev Derek Lindfield – United Reformed Church

Rev Mike Lowe – Baptist Union

Rev Mike Lowe is the National Communications Manager for the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He is also an artist and belongs to Painting for Freedom, a small charity which brings together art, spirituality and justice. It donates to Freeset a Christian freedom business in India which frees women caught in sex trafficking. Prior to his current role he was a local minister in Derby for nine years. He is married and has two children.

Peter SheasbyRev Peter Sheasby – Methodist Church

The Revd. Peter Sheasby studied Theology at Manchester. He served in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire before his current appointment in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.  He is married to Chris who is a published author of prayers and they have one daughter Anna. Peter’s father David was the previous Methodist Trustee.

Rev Peter Sheasby is also The Clerk

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7 Pinfold Garth,  MALTON,  YO17 7XQ

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Rev Jeremy Crossley – Church of England

Rev. Jeremy has now retired from his position as an Anglican trustee.  At a recent meeting the Trustees thanked him for his years of service.