Rev. Chris Johnson

Chris originates from Blackpool and is married to Mary. They have lived in Gildersome since 1997.

Chris recently retired after 15 years working as a hospital Chaplain, latterly at Bradford Royal Infirmary – and before that at the LGI. Previously he was Vicar of St. Luke’s Holbeck, Vicar of Harden and Wilsden (near Bingley), Priest in Charge of St. Mark’s Dewbury and back in the mid 70’s was a Curate at Normanton.

Chris and Mary have two children: Nick (married to Em) and Mark (married to Vicky). They have three grand-daughter s.

Chris said, “I went into hospital Chaplaincy because I feel pastoral care of people is so important. And it doesn’t matter if they are church members or not. Christians should be known by their willingness to go out of their way to care.”


Brian Duxbury (Non-Stipendiary Minister)

Brian had been a member of St Peter’s for over 20 years before he felt God’s calling to become an ordained minister. Following 3 years of training on the Yorkshire Ministry Course Brian was ordained in June 2013 and became a non stipendiary minister serving at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Drighlington.