All kinds of people work behind the scenes at St Andrew’s, and it’ll be a while before you become aware of them.  But it’s useful to know some of the names and faces that you will see at the front of our services from time to time.



Ash Carter has been the Rector of St Andrew's Kirk Ella and St Luke's Willerby since September 2018. Before that he worked in Westminster and in church planting in south London. He is married to Mim and has two boys and a very excitable dog, called Calvin. He loves 17th century church history, football, film and books, both to read and occasionally to write.

Children's and Families Worker


Claire Dean is our Young Children's and Families' Worker and works closely with all of the Church's children's groups, regularly going into the local school and liaising with families.  She was a primary school teacher before leaving to be a full time mum to her two children.  In her spare time Claire loves to explore new places with the family, likes to create things from card, and enjoys going to the theatre.

Church Administrator


Jane Eaman runs the church office arranging weddings, designing service sheets, and gently organising our lives!  We run into chaos whenever she is away.  Jane has many years of secretarial experience, having worked in the administration department of West Yorkshire Police and as a secretary in the Department of Computer Science at Hull University. Jane is married to Steve, has two grown up children and enjoys sewing, baking, gardening, trips to the theatre and walking in the Lake District.



Chris Franklin became Verger in December 2018 following many years as one of our Church Wardens. He enjoys walking with his cocker spaniel Max, especially on the Cumbrian fells, and also takes a keen interest in archaeology and antiquities in general. Chris is married to Sue and they have two sons.