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. 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. Roy Shaw

Roy is married to Mary and they have a son Matthew. Roy worked for many years in the NHS and social services in the field of mental health, both before and after ordination, but retired early to take up parish ministry. He has an interest in spiritual accompaniment, both locally and in Cyprus, where he is the Bishop's External Spiritual Accompanier for the Archdeaconry of Cyprus. He blogs each Sunday at


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.


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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