Revd Paul Taylor – Vicar 


Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

I have been the vicar of Brailsford Benefice since the summer of 2007. Prior to then I was the vicar at St Peters Church of Derby for 10 years.
I am married to Janet and we have two daughters. My interests include Classic cars, walking and badminton.
2014 was my anniversary of 25 years in full time Ministry.

To contact Paul, email


Fiona Crocker – Curate

Fiona Crocker

Fiona Crocker

I am Fiona Crocker, wife to Derek, mother to Rebecca and Bethan. I am your curate recently ordained in June 2014 as deacon and again in July 2015, ordained as priest, having completed 2 years of study at St. John’s College, Nottingham. Derek and I live in Brailsford, having lived previously in Mickleover for 27 years, with both daughters now living away from home. Some of you may recognise me as I was attached to the Benefice for March to December 2013 on my student placement. It is with much joy and expectancy that I return to you, to continue to share with you, learn from you about following Jesus in the rural context and worshipping with you again. I bring my fascination of all things theological, not least being the awesome knowledge that God calls each of us into a living relationship with Himself, through His Son, Jesus Christ and by the power of His Holy Spirit. I have left college with more questions than answers but live with the faith that one day all will be made clear and until then we are reassured of His unconditional love, mercy and grace.

To contact Fiona, email

Dawn Glen – Associate Priest

Dawn Glen

Dawn Glen

From September 2015 I will be joining you as Associate Priest with particular responsibility for wedding ministry.  I’ve been ordained since 2009 and after spending 2 years as Curate at Derby Cathedral I moved to the benefice of Kirk Langley, Mackworth Village & Mugginton where I had particular responsibility for All Saints’,Mackworth.  I am married to Paul (who is a nurse) and my interests include choral singing, tennis (as a spectator, not a player!), crafts and home decor.  I’m very much looking forward to joining you all and to marrying lots of couples over the coming years!”

Dawn Glen-Associate Priest email

Vanessa Kuzniar – Arts Coordinator


Vanessa Kuzniar is our Arts Coordinator within the Benefice. She works closely with the clergy staff providing art pieces for church services and the local schools to communicate a spiritual truth or gospel message. She also inspires others in their own artwork and spirituality especially when working in schools.

Church Office:

Mr Paul Smith                       email


Ray Jones

Ray Jones     01335 360319

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson  01335 360247

Brailsford: Simon Thompson, Ray Jones ( as above)

Edlaston: Kevin Needham 01335 324142, Chris Morrison 01335 300819

Osmaston: Gerald Parker 01335 300387, Jennifer Swabey 01335 348855

Shirley: Philip Beetham 01335 361050, Tony Taylor

Yeaveley: Jeremy Haynes 01335 330470, Betty Harrison 01335 330531

Brailsford Bell Ringers

Chris Booth

Chris Booth