Who's who

Revd Canon Mark Pilgrim

I have been Vicar of St Peter's since 2001 - and it has been fascinating to see how Henleaze continues to change and develop as time goes by. My wife and I have four children and three grandchildren. For relaxation I enjoy playing squash and tennis, walking and sailing, a bit of chess and lots of finger-style guitar on my wonderful Levin Goliath instrument.

Revd Kandis Douglas

Kandis started her curacy on 5th July 2020, having spent three years studying part-time at Trinity College, Bristol. As a self-supporting minister, she juggles her work as a lecturer alongside her formal role of Curate in the Parish of Henleaze. Kandis enjoys walking, reading, coding and playing her guitar. She lives in Bradley Stoke with her two grown-up children.

Sarah Thomas

Licensed Lay Minister
Recently retired, I'm enjoying the freedom of setting my own agenda for each day and in particular having time to see old friends and to make new. As far as church activities go, I continue to preach, to be part of the healing and prayer ministry team and being an occasional member of small groups. I have become a Chaplaincy visitor at Southmead Hospital once a week and am now the Bristol West Deanery representative on the Diocesan LLM/Reader's Council. I have set myself a project for the next decade - to walk the whole of the Wales Coast Path and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

Ian Love

Licensed Lay Minister
Shortly after taking early retirement from my career in Banking in the early 1990s I commenced training as a Lay Minister and was licensed in 1997. By virtue of my age I have developed a particular ministry amongst the senior section of the congregation. Nevertheless I am also comfortable in the company of much younger people. Flexibility and adaptability are my watchwords. In addition to St. Peter's I lead services at other churches from time to time especially where they have no minister of their own. When not involved in church related matters I indulge my interest in vintage transport, in particular old buses and steam trains

Kathy Kilgour

Licensed Lay Minister
I have worshipped at St Peter's since 2006, and was licensed as a Lay Minster in September 2015. I am married and the mother to five children including two sets of twins. I work part time as a preschool administrator. In St Peter's I am particularly involved in co ordinating house groups and in a range of work with children and young people. I have enjoyed being part of a local book group for the last 11 years with other local mums. This led me to take up running when a few of us decided to try and get fit together. I can't keep up with my husband and teenage sons, but still enjoy getting out, as long as the weather is not too bad.

Emma Woodworth

Parish Administrator

Simon Collins

Youth Worker
I moved to Henleaze in July 2017 and am passionate about supporting my local church and community. I am married to Helen and we have 3 children, I am a qualified Primary school teacher and have taught in schools in London, Egypt, Russia, Bristol and most notably Swindon! I enjoy cooking, eating the cooking, most sports, camping, reading and a bit of guitar playing. I have a heart for working with children and youth and want to see our young people grow as disciples of Jesus, as they explore their faith, wrestle with big ideas, develop a prayerful lifestyle and start to live out their faith in everyday life.

Katharine Ford

My husband and I joined St Peter’s in January 2018, and I have been playing the organ here since March 2019. We live in Bishopston, and are retired, and have a son and daughter-in-law and two grandsons. We have enjoyed becoming members of St Peter’s. The church has a fine organ, and it is a treat to play such a wonderful instrument!