Leaders & Helpers


As a church family we believe in every member ministry all being encouraged to explore, use and grow in their gifts and ministries irrespective of age or Christian maturity.

Nick Grayshon has been vicar of this parish and St Mary’s Cromford since October 2007.

Assisting in ministry we have a team of two readers a number of retired clergy and various lay people who take an active part in our services.

Our churchwardens are Mike Pilling and John Entwistle

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Nick & Val


Nick Grayshon is vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s Cromford. Nick was ordained in 1983 and was curate of St Paul’s Walkden Moor for three and a half years before becoming vicar of St Andrew’s Radcliffe, both in the Manchester Diocese. Bishop Humphrey licensed Nick as priest in charge on 6 October 2007 and he was made vicar in 2010. Nick has been married to Val for over 40 years and they have three happily married children and six grandchildren in Sheffield, Brighton and Bristol.


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Church Administrator

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Caroline joined as a part time administrator in the HT office in spring 2013. In her spare time she enjoys dog walks, chasing chickens into their coop, weeding and watering allotments, puzzles and outings to the local cinema with Rod, her Lay Reader husband.





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Our PCC has, in addition to the ex officio members, nine elected members who serve in rotation for three years. Each year in May we hold a PCC ‘Away Day’.
The PCC lead by example and spend at least part of each of their meetings in prayer.
PCC members are always available and church members are actively encouraged to share with them. PCC agendas and minutes are displayed in Trinity Hall.


Sheila Laming
PCC Secretary & Child Protection

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Sheila is PCC Secretary and also responsible for Child Protection within the church.


Sheila has been a teacher at Highfields School since 1986.
She is Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the Lower School site where she teaches Philosophy and Religious Studies.





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My husband Barrie and I came to Holy Trinity late summer 2013 looking for a church family to belong to, as I left Parish Ministry to take up an Assistant Chaplain’s role at Nottingham City Hospital and Queens Medical Centre that September.

We were very warmly welcomed and have been well- supported by the prayerful congregation and ‘home group’ we were invited into, as we settled in.

Before Ordination, I taught across a whole age range from Nursery to Yr 6 Primary and later young adults and mature students in Further Education. I was also a Remedial Sports Massage Practitioner until I was ordained.

Since retiring from Chaplaincy, I have been more actively involved in Parish Ministry at HTMB and St Mary’s Cromford, holding PTO ( Bishop’s Permission to Officiate) in Derby Diocese.

I enjoy crafting and leading Creative Spirituality events, to encourage people to set time aside to go deeper with God and regularly go on Retreat and Quiet Days myself. I have trained in Spiritual Direction and offer this within the Diocese.

I think my spiritual home is ‘The Holy Island of Lindisfarne’ in Northumberland, which draws me like a magnet! Staying on the island and absorbing it’s atmosphere is very special. Celtic Spirituality is close to my heart.

I love spending time with family and friends, pottering in my garden and being outdoors, music and crafts of all kinds.

We have 2 married sons and 2 grandchildren who live in Yorkshire, who we love to visit often.

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Foundation Governor &
Chairman of Governors for HT School

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Tony joined the governing body at Holy Trinity Matlock Bath Primary School in April 2014 as Foundation Governor alongside Nick Grayshon, and has been Chair of Governors since July of that year. From 1983 until his retirement in 2013 Tony worked at Highfields School as Head of English, and later as Director of Performing Arts. He now helps Hilary Phillips with an after school drama club at the primary school.


Tony is also the leader of Derby Road Home Group, which meets at 27, Derby Road Matlock Bath, the home of John and Hilary Phillips.


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Bernice has lived in Cromford for 40 years with her husband, Brian who recently retired as a reader.They were led to Holy Trinity when they moved from Hertfordshire in 1975. She spent many years lecturing in human resource management in Leicester.


With a previous vicar she founded Cornerstone Christian Bookshop now based in Matlock.


Apart from 6 years in the Wirksworth Team,  Bernice has ministered as  reader in Matlock Bath and Cromford. She enjoys ‘fellowshipping’ with Christians of all denominations who know and Love the Lord Jesus. Family are based in Matlock and Chesterfield  with strong links to Wales and York.


Keven NuttkevenN
Alpha Leader

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I work as part owner at T.Nutt & Sons flooring retailers, the business was established in 1869 by my Great Grandfather Thomas Nutt. It’s  the oldest family carpet retailing business in the country (so I`ve been told). I, my brother David (MD) & cousin Patrick help run the company with our highly trained staff. T.Nutt & Sons have won various accolades we recently fitted carpets at Chatsworth House.
Any way that’s enough advertising.

I have been involved in the Alpha course ever since I became a Christian through attending Alpha 13 years ago. I didn’t attend church as such apart from the occasional wedding, etc. I found church boring & irrelevant, didn’t understand the bible & what the biblical message meant at all. But after being persuaded to attend an Alpha meeting (I was a bit nervous at first but there was a relaxed atmosphere with everyone very friendly), I started to really enjoying the course & found it interesting & very informative. I started to realise that in my heart that Jesus was real & when I accepted Jesus into my life I experienced a wonderful sense of joy, love & peace. That evening I started reading the bible, I understood it & it made sense.
I’m married to Milena, we have a son Jack, he is my step son and is married to Carla, they live in Sydney, Australia. We have a daughter, Emma who at the moment is at Nottingham University.
I am a Devout DCFC football fan and sometime my loyalty is torn between Alpha and DFCC
Not forgetting Billy the Jack Russell.

Keven Nutt
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michaelMichael and his wife Anne have been members of the church community for as long as I can remember.

Michael was my family doctor at the two-man partnership “Drs Wilderspin & Curtis” on Lime Grove Walk in Matlock. He was responsible for installing both the PA system and the Digital Telephone system when the surgery was reconstructed. He retired from full-time GP practice in 1996 and after 10 years of Locum practice in the area finally retired as a Medical Practitioner. He then concentrated his time to the Holy Trinity Church helping to organizing many tasks, alterations and improvements including the sound system, computers, and Data Projector. Despite being fairly deaf in both ears, he is the main sound technician mixing recording and editing the audio feeds for the Sunday services.

His many tasks include a Reader and preaches in both Holy Trinity and St Mary’s on occasions. He also takes funerals and can preside over marriage blessings.

Michael and Anne celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2012, and despite their ages they both still take a very active part in the Church life


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Mike has been a Christian since the mid 80’s and together with Allison, his wife, has attended Holy Trinity since 2000. He is currently church warden and becomes involved in other necessary aspects of church life. The home group which is lead by Mike meets on a Tuesday evening in church at 7.15 pm, is a welcoming group and has been set up for those who have recently come to faith, but is open to all. They have a good mix of people and apart from the fun and food; they actually get some spiritual stuff done too!

Mike Pilling has had a 23 year career in teaching and education in a variety of schools teaching chemistry, biology and working with students with additional needs. The last half of his teaching career had been working with students who are in care and assisting them re-engage in the learning process. He used his love of the great outdoors to help in this and introduced children and young people to the ‘outdoor classroom.’ Once engaged it became an easier process to get them back into regular education. In 2001 Mike set up his own outdoor business initially focussing on students with additional needs but soon became involved in delivering programmes to the wider audience of primary and secondary schools. He sold his successful business in 2014 and in ‘semi retirement’ can now concentrate on other things and have more time to do them!

John Entwistle

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Preacher & Service Leader

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As a Matlock person born and bred I have worshipped in a number of churches around the town before coming to Holy Trinity twelve or more years ago. After being made redundant in 2007 I decided to step out in faith, one result of which is now my semi regular slot as All Age Worship leader on the first Sunday of each month. My desire is to proclaim the love of God in away that peoples of all ages can access. The resulting services, as one member of the congregation put it, sometimes become a wonderful opportunity to let out the big child that is within us all as we worship God as a family and seek His ways planned for us.


I am married to Hilary and have two grown up independent sons and third son on the way to flying the nest. Outside of church I work part time at the local secondary school as a technician and appearing as my alter ego Mr. Jugalubs providing circus skills workshops to anyone who will have me, supporting church services and outreach events and generally entertaining children. You can find out more at jugalubs.net or look me up on Facebook / jugalubs.

Richard Maltby

David Greendavidgreen

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David Green

David and his wife Pat have been committed Christians for half a lifetime and members of Holy Trinity for most of that time.

David has been a Reader for 20+ years – leading services and preaching at both Holy Trinity, St Mary’s and other, mostly Anglican, churches in the area.

In his ‘spare time’ David has recently taken on the role of treasurer at both churches.

David retired in 2007 from a working life spent in I.T. – he is a firm believer in what “computers can do for you” whilst never really understanding how it all works.

If you were to meet him, David would seem to be calm, in control, unflappable but he does get annoyed, even angry, but as a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday football club, this is only to be expected.

He also plays golf – erratically but enthusiastically.

Pat and David will celebrate their Golden Wedding on New Years Day 2016 and with their 2 sons and a 2 year old grandson, look forward to the future certain in the knowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Emily Spencer emilys
Youth Worker

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I was brought up in a Christian family but turned away from God at 15, I started travelling in 2011 and moved to New Zealand in 2013, it was there that I found God again and starting following Him. Since then He has opened up my eyes to a whole new world that is full of so much joy and adventure! One of which was bringing me back to the UK and giving me a job as a youth worker for two awesome churches in the towns that I grew up in!!




I am enjoying every single minute of my new jobs and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me over the coming months and years!



Allen SmithSmart2

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I am responsible for building and maintaining this website, keeping the Events Diary up to date and adding new content.

I am mainly known for my taxi business “Flash`s Radio Cabs” which I operated for 20 years until my retirement in 2002. In my younger days I was a fully qualified Radio, TV and Electronics Engineer, with the qualifications “Tech CEI” “MSERT” working in the TV service industry, steelworks and CCTV security.

I have 3 adult children to my late first-wife Elizabeth, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons, my youngest son and his family live in Germany.
I came to Matlock Bath with the Halls as a maintenance technician in the early 1980s and started my Taxi business not long afterwards.
I have always tried to keep up to date with modern technology and profess to be self taught with IT technology. My nickname “Flash” was assigned when I was responsible in the 1970s for designing and building electronic control units for flashing lights on the mobile fairground.

My dark beard was removed in the aid of charity just before the year 2000, it raised just over £1000. I remained clean shaven until my late wife Glenys passed away in 2009. Out of protest I started to grow it again and it has grown into an impressive white beard, which is very handy at Christmas time when I put on my Red & White outfit and visit the children.

I married again in April 2014 to my love Irena who is Polish. Irena has 3 children and 10 grandchildren so between us we have 25 descendants