Our Vicar is Fr David Lyon . He is in his mid 50s, trained originally as a teacher, subsequently trained for the priesthood at Mirfield and was deaconed in the Chester Diocese in 1987. He held curacies in Crewe and Altrincham before going to St Peter, Accrington in 1991. He became Team Rector of the group of six churches in 1997, and remained at Accrington Team Ministry of Christ the King until 2010, when he became our Priest-in-Charge .
Fr David brings a deep sense of spirituality, centred on his calling to the priesthood and sustained by the daily Offices and the daily Eucharist. He places great emphasis on pastoral care and enjoys assisting people on their individual pilgrimages through life. He has also led regular pilgrimages to Walsingham as well as one to the Holy Land.
Fr David's wife Brenda comes from Aberdare in South Wales and is a primary school teacher. She and Fr David have one daughter Elinor, who lives Leeds and works in Halifax in e-commerce.