Who's who

Revd Canon Mark Pilgrim

Vicar
I have been Vicar of St Peter's for 17 years - 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 two grandchildren. I am also a member of General Synod, the Church of England's parliament. For relaxation I enjoy playing squash, walking, sailing, running and playing finger-picking guitar on a Levin I have had for 40 years.

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 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

Organist
My musical background is the violin, but I also sing and have taught myself the piano. When we moved to Bristol from London in 1982, I joined my local church choir and, later on, began to help out by playing the piano. I then became that well-known phenomenon, a ‘reluctant organist’ – a pianist who is happy to have a go at the organ! I am, however, not really reluctant – actually quite keen. In 2017 I was invited to play the organ at St Peter’s, to provide temporary cover. My husband and I joined the St Peter’s church family in January 2018; one thing led to another and I was appointed organist in March 2019. St Peter’s has a superb organ - it is a treat to play such a wonderful instrument!