Clergy & Parochial Church Council

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 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 Adrian Mason

I was born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, where I attended the local Primary and Grammar Schools. I was taught and caught the faith at Bourne Abbey, a sister Augustinian foundation and studied organ under Barry Ferguson and David Lovell-Brown. After working for the GEC Marconi Company and achieving a degree in Electronic Engineering at Hatfield Polytechnic, I studied at Cuddesdon Theological College and was Ordained Deacon at Petertide 1980 and Priest a year later. I served my title at St Peter’s Mill End which was followed by a first incumbency in East Devon. I then spent most of my ministry in the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. In the middle of this ministry, I earned my living in secular employment and teaching in Secondary Schools whilst exercising a non-stipendiary ministry. My last incumbency was in my native Lincolnshire enjoying traditional priestly ministry and the mystery of the fens and marshes. I am now serving here at the Priory as an Associate Priest and helping where needed in the deanery and further afield.



Parochial Church Council Members

Fr Spicer (Chairman – ex officio), James Rubie (Churchwarden – ex officio), Robin Carrington-Wilde  Peter Klonowski (Deanery Synod ex officio).