People at St Mary's Church, Temple Balsall

The Rev'd Kathy Lloyd Roberts

Vicar of St Mary's and
Master of the Foundation

The Rev'd Kathy Lloyd Roberts first visited Temple Balsall on a church outing with her future husband, Alwyn, when they were childhood sweet­hearts at the age of 14. She qualified as a primary school teacher before moving to further education, finally becoming Manager of Student Welfare and Student Finance at City College Birmingham and responsible for Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults. She retired from this post in 2008.

She trained to become a priest as a part-time student at the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham while continuing her work in further education. In 2004 she took up a placement at St. Mary’s and after being ordained in 2006 was appointed curate here.

Kathy has three grown-up children – Felicity, Emily and Benjamin – who have been her great support since her husband, Alwyn, died suddenly in November 2008. She also has a grandson, Archie.

The Rev'd Professor Leslie Houlden

Honorary Assistant Priest

The Rev'd Professor Leslie Houlden

Leslie Houlden, now long retired, was Curate at St Mary's Hunslet, Leeds; Chaplain Fellow of Trinity College Oxford; Principal and Vicar of Cuddesdon; Lecturer, then Professor of Theology at King's College London.

He is the author of many books chiefly on New Testament and doctrinal subjects, including The Strange Story of the Gospels (SPCK, 2002). He has edited Jesus in history, Culture and Thought, 2 vols, an Encyclopaedia published in 2003 by ABC-CLIO.

Lay Reader

Sue Dilworth

Sue Dilworth grew up in Romford, Essex. Following senior school in Bow in the East End of London, she came to Aston University, Birmingham, to study Systems Analysis, where she met her husband John. They both found employment in the Computing Departments of Midland industrial companies and have lived in and around north-east Birmingham since marrying in 1972.

 In 1997 they moved to Fen End, in Temple Balsall’s Parish.  They started attending St Mary’s after receiving a Parish Christmas Card from the new Vicar, James Woodward, in 1998. From 1999 until April 2003 Sue was Churchwarden. In September 2007 she was accepted for training as a Reader and was Licensed in January 2009. Sue still works in computing for AGCO, whose connection locally is the ownership of Massey Ferguson tractors. Sue assists at Sunday worship, and after she retires in the next few years, expects to become more widely involved in weekday life at St Mary’s.


Patricia Mallett

Tony Rigg

Arms of Lady Katherine Leveson

The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 213618
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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