St Wilfrid's Church

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'.


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.



Julie Ryan, Churchwarden. Originally from East Lancashire Julie and her family live in Grappenhall. Julie is one of the first two women appointed as Churchwarden in Grappenhall in 2018.




Linda Stockton, Churchwarden. Linda has a long association with St Wilfrid's and with St Wilfrid's School. Linda was appointed in 2018 - one of the first two women appointed as Churchwarden in Grappenhall.




Gordon Berry


Gordon Berry, Churchwarden Emeritus. 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.






Margaret Kitchen, Pastoral Worker.  I was transferred from my previous parish in October 2020.  I am looking forward to working with the congregation and community.  My parents were married at St Wilfrid's and I was baptised there as were many of my family members.  It has been a different experience arriving in a lockdown, but I am sure there are positive times ahead.  Yours in Christ, Margaret 





                                                                                                                                                                                          Gill White ,Lay Reader and Church Administrator.               



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