Who’s who

Ministry Team

The Ministry Team is responsible for planning and leading services and for pastoral care.

Fr. PaulRevd. Canon Paul Ormrod, Chaplain

Born and brought up in Liverpool, I went to Liverpool University where I studied French.  From there I went to Westcott House, Cambridge to train for the ordained ministry.  I was ordained deacon in 1983 in Liverpool Cathedral and after a curacy in a Lancashire town I spent 9 years as a Team Vicar in Warrington before spending 18 years as Vicar of St. Peter’s Formby. I love walking in the mountains, running and strumming my guitar.  I am married to Jill, a teacher, and we have two adult sons, Jon and Greg. 

CeliaCelia Paterson, Reader

I have lived in Spain for over forty years.  I have been a primary school teacher both in England and Spain where I have worked in bilingual schools.  I am also qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language.  In my teaching career I have taught from three to seventy year olds over the years.

I started as a Godly Play teacher in 2003 and became an accredited teacher in 2007.  I am a member of the board of Godly Play España and have attended international conferences in Madrid and Germany.  I am also on the Godly Play International Council.



The Churchwardens are elected by members of the congregation to help the church run smoothly.  Together with the Chaplain and the Church Council, they are responsible for the organisation and administration of the church.

                                     Rebecca Rico Irwin, Churchwarden

Baptised and brought up at St.George’s Madrid, I have recently taken on the honour of serving our tightly-knit community as Church Warden and Youth Officer. In my professional life, I studied Public Governance, Law and Business Management, but my passion for people led me to found an HR start-up.

For the past four years I have travelled the world helping companies build teams of people that love what they do. Currently living in Madrid, I’ll be happy to welcome you anytime for a cup of coffee under our fig tree!

 Anne Cole, Churchwarden

The Complete Church Council:

The Chaplain: The Reverend Canon Paul Ormrod

Reader: Celia Paterson

Vice-chair: Celia Paterson

The Church Wardens: Anne Cole, Rebecca Rico Irwin

Synod Reps: Elizabeth Pacey. Jenny Effer

Honorary Treasurer: Karen Mullins

Elected Members: Carol Skinner, Jill Ormrod, Ngozi Ajero, Karen Mullins, Rebecca Rico Irwin, Adam Hill, Melissa Pearce

Other appointments:

Church Flowers: Louise Bueno

Director of Music & Organist: Stephen Knight

Deputy Organist: Diana Davies Burr

Secretary Church Council: Anne Cole

Data Protection Officer: Anne Cole

Safeguarding Officer: Anne Cole