The Team

Rev'd Jane on Walking day 2016The Rector, Rev'd Jane Proudfoot.  

 Jane has been the Rector at St Wilfrid's since September 2012 following her curacy at St   Thomas, Stockton Heath and St Mary Magdalene, Appleton. She has lived in the Deanery of Great Budworth since 1993 but  originally hails from Nelson and Colne in East Lancashire. Before her ordination she worked as a teacher in secondary and primary schools in the area. She says 'We are a happy church and I look forward to welcoming you to St Wilfrid's'.

Margaret JonesAssociate Minister, Rev'd Margaret Jones.   Margaret has been a member of the Ministry Team for 20 years, first as deacon and then as priest. She was one of the first women to be ordained in the Church of England. She retired in 1988 but still plays an active role in leading services and preaching. Prior to her ordination she taught at All Nations Christian College. She trained tutors in Christian Listening for the Acorn Christian Healing Trust and has a wonderful pastoral and spiritual guidance ministry.

John Prytherch




John Prytherch, Lay Reader. John was licensed as a Lay Reader at St Wilfrid's in October 1987. Before his retirement he was a solicitor for North West Water. His ministry includes preaching, leading worship and funeral ministry. John loves to travel by rail and is an enthusiast for all music but particularly that of his favourite composer, Olivier Messiaen. 

Chris Hunter



Chris Hunter, Lay Reader.  Chris has been a Lay Reader at St Wilfrid's for 24 years and is also the Deanery Sub-Warden of Readers. Chris leads worship and preaches and is well known for her brilliant story-telling skills. She leads the Pre-school Praise Team and the Baptism Team and is the proud grandmother to two little boys.

Gordon Berry



Gordon Berry, Churchwarden. Gordon has been Churchwarden at St Wilfrid's for  over 40 years and is the fount of all knowledge when it comes to the history of the church and the ins and outs of church life. He has been the friendly welcoming figure to generations of children and adults, giving high-fives to the children as they leave church.


Les Gregory



Les Gregory, Churchwarden. Les joined St Wilfrid's Church when he was 11 years old back in 1959! He was married in the church and his children were baptised and married here too. He has served on the PCC for over 30 years and has been Churchwarden since 2014.