Ministry Team


Phil Weston

Phil trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and has previously ministered in parishes in Lancashire and Essex. As well as being part-time Vicar of St John’s he also teaches theology at Emmanuel Theological College on three days each week. Before ordination Phil worked as an economic adviser at Her Majesty’s Treasury. He is married to Helen and they have three children. In his spare time Phil enjoys swimming, golf and supporting Crystal Palace FC. Phil normally works at St John’s on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and can be contacted at the Vicarage on 01829 752272.

Church Wardens

Hilary Clegg

Alan Goodall


Alan Dowen

Alan became a reader in 1996 but served as a churchwarden prior to that. He is a retired Chemical Engineer with an enthusiasm for theology and a belief that science and religion are actually compatible. He is married to Yvonne who is the musical director of the church choir.

Alan is the Lay Chair of the Chester Deanery Synod and is a member of Diocesan Synod and Bishop’s Council.

Philip Goodall

Pastoral Worker & Safeguarding Representative

Margaret Papworth

Margaret is St.John’s Pastoral Worker and coordinates our pastoral care team. If you (or someone you know) might value a visit from one of our team, please contact Margaret on 07803 242783‬ or speak to her at church on Sundays. Margaret is also our Parish Safeguarding Representative, and should be contacted with any questions or concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults.