St Wilfrids Parish Brayton North Yorkshire

Who's Who


Rector Pete Watson

Pete joined the parish of Brayton as the new Rector in January 2010. He’s definitely well travelled ... spending a year teaching in the Himalayan foothills in North India; then living in York for 5 years before then moving to Durham to do his theological training; and finally ending up in Boston Spa where he completed his curacy. Pete is married to Charlotte and has 3 daughters.


Rev. Rodger Place

Started his ministry in Hereford and moved to the Ripon Diocese in 1975.  Rodger completed his ministry at St John’s, Roundhay before retiring to Selby. Rodger is married to Sylvia and enjoys a good holiday in his caravan!


Rev. Ken Manners

Local business man and non stipendiary minister.  After being ordained, Ken served in Brayton and also looked after Barlow.  He is now retired. Ken is married to Margaret.


Rev. Glenda Webb

After training and ordination Glenda joined the parish in July 2015 as a part time self-supporting Assistant Curate. In addition, she is a Spiritual Director, an Assistant Chaplain to St John Ambulance in North Yorkshire and Teesside and a Chaplaincy Visitor in York and Selby Hospitals. Glenda is married to Dave and has four daughters and when there is spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, puzzles and presenting on Tempo FM her local commercial radio station.


Jackie Jackman | Reader

Jackie is a retired primary school teacher and took the readers course in 1984-1986.  She was licensed in November 1986 to serve at St. Wilfrid’s.


Claire Hodgson | Churchwarden

I have been married to Ralph for 15 years and have a 12 year old daughter Kacie and 2 dogs Toby and Penny.  We have lived in Selby for over 3 years, but I’m originally from South Shields in the North East.  I enjoy enjoy walking and spending time with family going on holidays and exploring castles.  I have been Church Warden for a year now and enjoying the challenge.


Iain Nutt | Churchwarden

Details coming soon


Cliff Pritchard | Director of Music

Head of English at a local secondary school, Cliff is married to Michaela who is a talented musician herself.  They have a young family.  Cliff is extremely proud to be Welsh!


Ruth Breeze | PCC Secretary

Details coming soon


Sheila Newsome | Sacristan

Married to Brian, has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She has been part of St Wilfrid's Church Family for almost 35 years. In her ‘spare’ time she is an ambassador and fundraiser for Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People.


Jill Clarke | Treasurer

Married to John and has two children.

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