Clergy & Parochial Church Council

 The Clergy


Fr Nicolas Spicer

Born in Solihull I managed to lose the brummie accent by being brought up in Leamington Spa.  From there, where I became a Christian, I studied Theology at S David’s Lampeter.  After a year working as a volunteer at the Youth Centre attached to Coventry cathedral I trained for the priesthood at The College of The Resurrection Mirfield. Since then I have been blessed by being in parishes in Bristol, Willesden Green in London and near Colchester, and four years as Chaplain with the hospitals in Hammersmith.

My calling to Worksop Priory came through others as a response to the Parochial Church Council’s person spec and I feel greatly blessed to be here.

Bishop Martyn Jarrett

Bishop Martyn Jarrett was educated at Cotham Grammar School and King’s College London (BD, AKC). He was ordained in 1969 and began his ordained ministry with a curacy in Swindon. Following this he held incumbencies in Northolt and then Hillingdon. From 1985 to 1991 he worked for the Advisory Council on Church Ministry and was then vicar of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield before his ordination to the episcopate. He was translated to be a provincial episcopal visitor in 2000. He is a keen ornithologist.

In December 2011 Bishop Martyn Jarrett retired as Bishop of Beverley and on the 30th September 2012, moved to Worksop where he has been an active member of the clergy team.

 Fr David James

Profile to come.

Fr John Willett

I was born in Doncaster but moved south when I was 12.after training at Chichester Theological College I served two curacies in Leicester and Birmingham before becoming precentor of Peterborough Cathedral.  I was there for ten years and then stayed in Peterborough diocese as rector of Uppingham and three villages nearby for seventeen years.  In 1990 I returned to Doncaster to be vicar of Cantley.  I retired in 2012 but still live in Doncaster.  I am a canon emeritus of Peterborough cathedral.

Fr John Statham

After completing my junior school education, I moved to Burton On Trent Technical High School to prepare for a career as an Engineer. I attended the Daughter Church of Christ Church Lawton in the parish of Gresley in South Derbyshire.

Towards the end of my time at the Technical School I felt a calling to be ordained.  I was accepted in the ‘junior’ section of Kelham at 16.1/2 years. I completed my National Service in the Army, stationed at Lichfield Barracks. I was ordained deacon on Trinity Sunday 1956 to a title in the parish of St Mary Ilkeston.

I took early retirement at the age of 62 (having completed 37 years) in May 1993, moving to Worksop.


Parochial Church Council Members

Fr Spicer (Chairman – ex officio), Michael Foster (Churchwarden – ex officio), Matthew Burnell (Community Worker and Lay Minister – ex officio), Robin Carrington-Wilde, David Caseldine, Jean Hassett (Hon. Secretary), Mary Howe, Peter Klonowski, Irene Moore, Christine Palin, John Palmer, Ian Pinder-Packard, Kevin Proudlove (Hon. Treasurer), Wendy Spittlehouse, Angela Wass, Pam Wild