‘Tim and Norma have recently moved to Macclesfield from Stalybridge, where Tim was
the Vicar of St. Paul’s church. Norma has recently completed her Curacy in St. George’s,
Hyde. This is the first time they have worked together as a husband and wife clergy
team. They are looking forward to the double challenge of both working together and
in a joint Benefice. The two churches, St. Thomas’ and St. John’s are quite different.
They have two daughters, Paula, who lives in Congleton, and Jenna, who, at present,
lives in Chester. Paula and husband Chris have just had their first child, Lucy;
Jenna is about to get married.
In their spare time Tim and Norma enjoy walking their collie dog, Beth, especially
in the beautiful countryside around Macclesfield. Norma likes going to the gym and
Tim plays golf, having recently joined Macclesfield Golf Club. He also plays the
Before they were ordained both Tim and Norma were teachers, Tim in Secondary education,
as well as lecturing for the Open University, he has a Ph. D. in Geology; Norma taught
in Primary schools, she has also trained as a nurse.’
St. Thomas’, Henbury is situated on the outskirts of Macclesfield, adjacent to the
A537, the main access road from the M6 motorway, to the West of the town. The parish
is part rural farmland and part suburban, including the villages of Henbury and Broken
Cross. The population of the parish is around 4,000.
The Church has a middle-of-the-road, liberal churchmanship, within the the Anglican
community, and welcomes Baptism,Thanksgiving and Wedding enquiries.
The Parish has recently been joined with St. John’s, Macclesfield in a new Benefice.
The husband and wife clergy team are the Rev’d Dr. Tim Robinson and the Rev’d Norma
It is with great sadness that St. Thomas’ Church announces the death of their Treasurer
Roger Cresswell. Roger was a gentle, humble man, who carried out his duties in an
unassuming manner. Although not a regular church attendee, Roger was faithful in
his service to the church, performing efficiently and with genuine concern for the
financial welfare of the church. He was treasurer for 17 years and will be sorely