Holy Rood House

Time and Space to discover Who’s Who

Colette Johnston and Lynette Eaves are our full-time hospitality staff. Their gifts of catering, house-keeping and pastoral care support the community and the work of both houses.

Elsie Peace is a long-standing part-time residential community member. Elsie’s gifts of gardening, hospitality and pastoral care are particularly focused on the flower arranging throughout the two houses.

Revd Elizabeth Baxter pioneered Holy Rood House with Stanley in 1993. Elizabeth is Executive Director of the Trust and lives in community full-time and is involved in the running of the day to day life of the community. She is pastor and chaplain to the community. Elizabeth is a spiritual director and theologian and co-ordinates The Centre for the study of Theology and Health.

Elaine Wisdom has been living and working in the community over the last two decades. She is a Roman Catholic and for many years lived as a religious sister. Elaine now offers her many creative and pastoral gifts during the year and heads up the garden team.

Revd Fiona Mayer-Jones is Chair of the Board of Trustees, and has been a Trustee since 2015. She is the Rector of All Saints Parish Church, Northallerton.

Professor Mary Grey has been a Patron to the Trust for many years. Mary is a Roman Catholic theologian and author of several books in our library and supports the community through her interests in both therapy and theology.

Carolyn Williamson is a residential community member and Executive Assistant. Most people will be speaking to Carolyn on the phone or through email as the first point of contact, and she is likely to be the one who will book people in to stay at Holy Rood House. Among the many gifts she brings is the care and organisation of groups.

Nick Warwick lives in community at Holy Rood House, and is the Business Manager of the Trust.  Alongside his pastoral, musical and practical gifts, Nick especially supports the on-going development and sustainability of the Charity.

Helen Warwick lives here in community too. Helen is part of the Chaplaincy Team and is a spiritual writer. Helen’s ministry as a Spiritual Director here uses creativity at the heart of her work including creative writing. Her published books can be seen on Kevin Mayhew’s website

URL: http://www.kevinmayhew.com/info/contributors/helen-warwick.html

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Carole Senior is Hospitality Manager at Holy Rood House.  Her many skills include making homemade meals for guests and catering for groups. Carole has a bird’s eye view of the breadth of hospitality at Holy Rood House.     

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Baron Williams of Oystermouth has been a consultant to the Trust since 1993, and became Patron during his time as Archbishop of Canterbury, supporting and visiting the community on several occasions.

The Rt Revd Alison White, the Bishop of Hull, is our Visitor, supporting and advising the work of Holy Rood House.