Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
steve-jemma   phil and chrissie pic
Steve & Jemma Morgan   Phil & Chrissie Aindow
Steve is our Rector and has been part of St Martin's parish since May 2017.  Steve worked in the Christian outdoor industry before being ordained and has spent a lot of time at sea in Tall Ships and the Royal Navy.  He likes building boats, running and good food. As a test of faith he supports Portsmouth FC.
Jemma is always kept on her toes with their four sons as well as regularly running her junk food cafe, Café Abundance in Liskeard, Looe and Torpoint as well as other venues on the Rame Peninsula.
  Phil is our Curate and joined us in July 2019 with Chrissie and their family. They moved down from North Somerset to be with us. Before joining us both Phil and Chrissie were both studying theology at Trinity College, Bristol. Phil enjoys being outside, whether that’s body boarding, flying his power kites or knee deep in a muddy field.

Chrissie continues to study at the South West Hub of St. Mellitus College to gain her BA in Theology, Mission and Ministry and has a keen interest in fostering.
Nikki Carter   Melissa Purchall
Nikki Carter   Melissa Purchall
Nikki has a wide-ranging experience of all church matters and as Operations Manager, she is responsible for the day to day running of the Church and its buildings. She oversees all major Church events, looks after everything that falls under operations and is involved with the strategic aspects of implementing the Church's vision.
  Melissa joined the team at St Martin's in November 2019 as Parish Administrator and is your first point of contact when you visit or call the office.

Melissa can be contacted any weekday between 09.00 and 12.00.
Niall Dunne    
Niall has joined St Martin's as worship leader, and is also responsible for social media. With a career background in music and teaching, Niall has been leading worship and worship teams for over 20 years, and is excited about the new challenge of taking the team forward. Married to Hannah, a photographer (and all round lovely person!) they have 3 young children, and are looking forward to being part of the church community, and seeing all that God does in Liskeard and Cornwall in the coming years!    
Marshall Val
Val Marshall
Val is Lead Safeguarding Officer for the Church - if you have any safeguarding queries or concerns, please email her on

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish
Val Marshall, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator
01579 347411/07810 343149

In the Diocese
Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,
01872 274351

Out of Hours (after 5pm and weekends)
01208 251300

In emergency situation
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116 
Local Authority Adult’s S
ocial Care: 0300 1234131
More about Safeguarding at St Martin's

View our Safeguarding Policy

Parish Safeguarding Handbook
Families & Youth Work
    Pete Morgan
Pete and Rosie Morgan have lived and worked in South-East Cornwall all their married lives, which is a long time!  Pete was a secondary school teacher, but Rosie opted for teaching in primary schools (she was marginally taller than her pupils).
They've pretty much always been involved with working with youth groups; at present they help out with the teens on Sundays and the tinies at ABC on Tuesdays.  They love kids of all ages.

If you need to contact the Church please visit the Contact Us page.