Interregnum Update News

Interregnum Update:

Archdeacon Pete Spiers has announced that Bishop Bev has offered the post of priest in charge at Emmanuel and assistant curate at St John’s Crossens to Rev Stewart McTaggart, curate St Elphins’ in Warrington and he has accepted.


All those involved with the appointment felt clearly that God was calling Stewart to this post and that he is well suited and able to fulfil the role required. He is enthusiastic, prayerful, pastoral, encouraging and an enabler of others. He sees ministry to children and young people as a priority and will relate well to people in the local community.

St Elphin’s has a wide-ranging ministry to the people of Warrington and the experience he has gained there is significant. He knows Southport well and used to live on the Marshside estate.  Before ordination, he spent over 20 years in the motor industry.  In his spare time he likes to travel, watch films, go to the theatre and jogs occasionally!

Stewart's licensing took place at Emmanuel Church at 3pm on Sunday 2nd February 2020.