Rev Pete Watson, Rector
Pete joined the parish as rector in January 2010. He’s definitely well travelled…spending a year teaching in the Himalayan foothills of North India, then living in York for five years before moving to Durham to do his theological training, completing his curacy in Boston Spa. Pete is married to Charlotte and has three daughters.
Rev Roy Shaw
Roy worked for many years in the NHS and social services, in the field of mental health both before and after ordination. He 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. Roy has been married to Mary for 50 years. Mary was a teacher and home tutor.
Jackie Jackman – Reader
Jackie is a retired primary school teacher and took the readers course in 1984-86. She was licensed in November 1986 to serve at St Wilfrid’s.
Jill Clarke – Treasurer
Married to John and has two children.
Sheila Newsome – Sacristan
Sheila helps to set up communion, takes care of robes and vestments and describes herself as a general ‘God’sbody’. She has been part of St Wilfrid’s since the 1970’s!
Ruth Breeze – PCC Secretary
Our Church Community
At St Wilfrid’s, Brayton, you will find a community of Christians committed to sharing the love of God in Jesus with all those around us. We try to do this by offering a wide variety of services to suit different tastes, by offering a range of events and activities for all ages, and through Christian service, care for others and sharing Christ’s message. We endeavour to make our church community a safe place of welcome and belonging for all.
We are an inclusive church, forging community and proclaiming God’s love. We welcome everyone as fellow travellers in life, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. The Christian community is lively and the churches are busy with many activities as well as our regular worship. We have excellent relations with all other denominations in the area. St Francis is our sister church in the neighbouring village of Thorpe Willoughby. For more on St Francis, follow this link.