Incumbents (Cont./...)


Revd. Peter Maxwell Potter

Vicar, 1996 to 2000 (Induction, 5th November 1996; Last Sunday, 23rd January 2000)

Born, 1946

University of Wales (Swansea), BA, 1969
University of British Columbia, MA, 1971

Sarum and Wells Theological College, 1983; Deacon, 1985; Priest, 1986

Curate, Bradford-on-Avon, 1985 to 1988
Curate, Harnham, 1988 to 1991
Priest in Charge, North Bradley, Southwick and Heywood, 1991 to 1996
Vicar, St Anne with St Francis, Sale, 1996 to 2000
Rector, St Columba, Largs, 2000 to 2008 (United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway in the Scottish Episcopal Church)
Chaplain, St Ursula, Berne with Neuchatel, Switzerland, From 2008
Archdeacon, Switzerland, Italy and Malta, From 2009 (Collated, 25 September 2010)


Revd. Dr. Stephen Arthur Foster

Vicar, 2000 to 2004

Born, 1954

College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, 1975
Deacon, 1978; Priest, 1979

Curate, Holy Trinity, Chester, 1978 to 1982
Curate, St Paul with St Luke, Tranmere, 1982 to 1983
Vicar, St Andrew's, Grange, 1983 to 1988
Vicar, All Saints, Cheadle Hulme, 1988 to 1994
Priest in Charge, St Matthews, Stockport, 1994 to 2000
Vicar, St Anne with St Francis', Sale, 2000 to 2004
Canon Precentor (Residentiary), Leicester Cathedral, 12th September 2004 to 2010
Chaplain, Leicester University, From 2010
Honorary Canon, Leicester Cathedral, From 2011 

Father Stephen (b. 1954) trained for the ministry at Mirfield, where he was Succentor and Precentor. Before moving to the Diocese of Leicester (2004) he served in the Diocese of Chester, with curacies at Holy Trinity, Chester and St Luke’s, Tranmere. He has been incumbent, in turn, of St Andrew’s, Runcorn; All Saints, Cheadle Hulme; St Matthew’s, Stockport and St Anne’s with St Francis’, Sale. A trained Opera singer, he has toured with The English National Opera. He was a member of General Synod (1998-) and served on the Diocese of Chester’s Liturgical Committee, the Committee for Ministry, Education and Training (COMET) and Bishop’s Council. He has been responsible for major acts of worship at Chester Cathedral. He has degrees in Music (BMus, Class 1, University of London, Theology (Leeds) and a PhD in Pastoral Theology, Potchefstroom Univ., RSA). Stephen’s family are Ann, a Specialist Teacher’s Assistant, Hannah (18), Harriet (16) and Rachel (15). He was installed as Canon Precentor of Leicester Cathedral on Sunday 12th September 2004, at 4pm. The position involves organising major services, and overseeing the music and administration of the Cathedral. He will also have a key role in the spiritual life of the community. 2004


Revd. Julian Roger Heaton

Vicar, 2005 to 2017

Previously Priest in Charge of St John’s, Altrincham, and Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) in the Diocese of Chester. He is married to Jackie, with two children (Samuel and Imogen).

Induction, Institution and Installation: 14th April, 2005.

Born, 1962 BSc(Econ)

London School of Economics, 1983
BA, St Stephen’s House, 1986
MA, 1992

Deacon, 1987; Priest, 1988

Curate, St Thomas with St Peter, Stockport, 1987 to 1990
Assistant Chaplain, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, 1990 to 1992
Assistant Chaplain, University Hospital, Nottingham, 1990 to 1992
Vicar, St Cross, Knutsford, 1992 to 2001
Priest in Charge, St John’s, Altrincham, 2001 to 2005
Vicar, St Anne’s, Sale, with St Francis’, Sale Moor, 2005 to 2017
Rural Dean, Bowdon, 2012 to 2017
Rector, Bury, From 2017


Revd. Canon Alison Clare Cox

Born, 1963

MHort (RHS), 1989

Ripon College, Cuddesdon, 2001
Deacon, 2003
Priest, 2004

Curate, St Mary and St Nicholas, Spalding, Lincoln, 2003 to 2007
Priest-in-charge, St Mark, Duckinfield, 2007 to 2018
Rural Dean, Mottram, 2012 to 2018
Vicar, St Anne’s, Sale, with St Francis’, Sale Moor, 2018 to date