Revd. John Rainer – Vicar

John has been Vicar at St Peter’s since 2003.
Before that he led churches in the Midlands and in New Zealand.
He is a part of the New Wine Network of ministers and leads the West Yorkshire New Wine Network.


Julie Bacon – Curate

Julie joined St Peter’s as curate following her ordination in June 2014. Before that, she worked at All Saints’ Church in Ilkley as church administrator, after a career as a solicitor.

Karen Parkinson – Warden

Karen has been a member at St Peter’s for over 20 years and church warden since 2011. She has served on PCC on several occasions, sings in the church music group and helps to organise the annual church weekend away. She also works part time as an oncology nurse.


Angus Mcnab – Local Outreach Coordinator

Angus started working for St. Peter’s church in January 2014 as the Local Outreach Coordinator; his job involves working with others at St. Peter’s and other local fellowships to setup new ministries to the people of Shipley. Prior to that he worked as a debt counsellor at Christians Against Poverty.

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Laura Wood – Children’s and Youth Worker

Laura started working in June 2013. She helps co-ordinate all the youth and children’s groups for this church, plus enjoys working with the local schools, charities, organization and other churches around Shipley to try and make this area a place where young people and children feel valued.
Prior to this post she worked as a Pastoral Worker in Derby and has also been the Chaplaincy Assistant at both Lancaster and Keele University. Outside of work she enjoys photography, swimming and any excuse for a catch up over a coffee.

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