We are currently awaiting the arrival of our new vicar Rev’d Heather Cracknell who will join us in 2017



diana 001  Diana Cooper


Apart from having worshipped at St Francis for the past 22 years and now serving as Churchwarden Diana also represents the church on various outreach projects.  She is Treasurer of the Thorpe and Heartsease Christian Forum and secretary of the Heartsease Community Project Norwich East Deanary Synod.  She also volunteers six hours a week at an animal charity shop on the Heartsease estate.

She has two daughters and five grandchildren and lives with her (over protective) border collie dog and a pet bearded dragon lizard.

If all this wasn’t enough she also enjoys swimming, walking, knitting, reading or just relaxing in her armchair just watching the birds in her overgrown garden.


Telephone No. :  01603 434753



DSC_6820 David Lechmere

David was admitted as a Reader in 1984 and has been licensed to St. Francis since 1988. He chairs the church Ministry Team and leads a regular study/fellowship group.

In his day job he is an actuary, looking after small insurance firms.  He is married to Deborah (the church treasurer) and they have two teenage daughters.

Outside church and work David’s main interests are reading, sailing and photography.



photo John Cubitt


Telephone No. : 01603 435966



Angela Stewart Angela Stewart


Anglea is both a Registered Nurse and authorised Lay Minister.

She was born and grew up in Norwich and trained as a nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. She has been commissioned to work through St. Francis Church to develop a whole-person health ministry to serve the community.