The Rector

Reverend Steve Clapham . . .

Steve was born in London, and was brought up in London, Essex and Devon.   He studied Computer Science at Portsmouth Polytechnic between 1980-1984, and at the age of 19 he became interested in the Christian faith. After reading and thinking very intensively he made a prayer of commitment and gave his life to Christ.

  For over twenty years Steve has worked in Information Technology as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and up to 2004 as a Project Manager.   Steve is married to Christine, and they have four grown-up children: Paul, Jennifer, Daniel and Victoria. They also have two cats.

  From 1990 to 2004 they were based in Stockport, and were involved with a church plant which met in a local pub, local mission churches and two parish churches. As the family grew they became more involved, playing guitar and flute together in worship. In 1996 Steve was licensed as a Reader, and later changed direction and was accepted for Ordained Ministry.

  From 2004 to 2006 Steve was curate at St. Mary’s, Nantwich before being appointed Vicar at All Saints’ and St. Peters in Crewe where he was for nine years.

  In Crewe Steve has been Chaplain to Crewe Alexandra football club and the Royal Engineers Association, in addition to School Governor for a number of local primary schools.  He continues to be Chaplain to Crewe Sea Cadet Unit and to 95 Squadron RAF Air Cadets.

  In November 2015 Steve was appointed Rector of All Saints’ Church Lawton and also Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Chester, involved in Mission and partnerships between the different Christian Denominations.  In September 2018 he was appointed to be Rural Dean of Congleton.

  Steve’s main hobby is playing guitar and bass guitar and playing flight simulator on his computer, because in reality – he’s a frustrated airline pilot! He also enjoys science fiction, listening to music, and wine making – so if anyone has any spare fruit available he’s always pleased to have it.