Phil Cansdale is vicar of Trinity Churches, a role which includes leading the staff team and overseeing different congregations across Trinity Churches. He is also Area Dean of Shrewsbury, which gives him the added joys of working with colleagues and churches across the town and beyond. Originally from Bristol and coming via Pakistan, Oxford, Canterbury and Wolverhampton, he has been in Shrewsbury since 2009. Married to Tracey – who works locally as a primary school head teacher – he has three children who seem far too grown up. Phil has many aspirations in life. Ideally he’d love to play the piano like Jools Holland, cook like Jamie Oliver, and explore the world like Bear Grylls. Given the extreme likelihood of failing in all three, he will settle for being a loving husband, a great dad, and a fruitful church leader.
Fi Iddon is the Associate Vicar at Trinity Churches, alongside a role as Chaplain to University Centre Shrewsbury. She lives in Meole Brace with her husband Simon, who works at Meole Brace Secondary School, and they have two children – Rebekah and Josiah. The family love being part of the local community. Fi delights to see people of all ages discovering more about the ways in which Jesus has called them to live for him in their every day lives. When she isn’t working, Fi loves family time, being in the Shropshire hills or drinking tea with friends.
It is a pleasure to serve as warden, and I am delighted to be a part of all it’s ministries. Having spent a career working with families and children, now, as a trustee of Sierra Foundation for Life Skills I am able to continue that passion with my time in Sierra Leone. I continue to learn new skills. I love adventurous travel and the great outdoors.
As a retired nurse and a member of HTBV I find serving as a warden both a pleasure and a privilege. I long to see people meeting with God through a saving faith in Jesus. I am a trustee of Sierra Foundation for Life Skills with a passion to see the lives of those living in poverty transformed. I love walking , and a few years ago walked from Shrewsbury to 10 Downing street to deliver a petition requesting an increase in funding in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic. Thankfully daily walks with my dog are less taxing and provide a great opportunity to meet and chat with people