David Lidbetter

Position: Church Warden


In co-operation with the vicar (or, in cases of vacancy, the bishop), Churchwardens are generally responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish.

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I work in Learning & Development, am married to Helen and we have two fantastic children, Hannah and Jonathan. We've been at St Giles for around 17 years and lead one of the house groups. Helen is a nurse at Northampton General Hospital, Hannah is studying medicine at St George's, London and Jonathan is in 6th Form at Wollaston. We also have Asher, an energetic springer spaniel who ensures that we rarely get to sit down!

As well as being one of two Church Wardens, I am also Chair of the St Giles Scout Executive and am involved in leading sung worship, playing regularly in one of the bands. Helen is passionate about involving children in church life and helping to lead our 'Worship Together' services once a month.

When time and weather permits, I enjoy driving our 1972 1275GT 'proper mini', attending shows and classic car runs. The red and white car seems to bring a smile and a wave from people when we're out an about. I'm currently building a pizza oven in the garden, but like most projects, it's an on-going task that now involves a race against time before the weather turns.

Lidbetter family in South Africa Lidbetters with Asher and Mini