Clergy & Staff

Andy Meeson – Vicar

Andy became vicar of St Johns in December 2018 and is passionate about helping people to know, love and follow Jesus in the whole of their lives.

He trained for ordained ministry at Oak Hill College and is currently researching the Twelve Minor Prophets for his PhD at the University of St Andrews. Prior to Bible College, Andy was a doctor in Blackburn.

He is married to Amy and they are expecting their fifth child in May 2019.

In his spare time Andy likes watching and playing sport, cooking (mainly meat!), listening to music (especially Jazz) and playing ‘pile on’ with his children.

Andy’s phone number is  (01772) 623483     or e-mail andymeeson33@googlemail.com

Barbara Wilson – Associate Minister

My husband Tom and I are thoroughly enjoying retirement from full time employment. This gives us more time to get stuck in to things at St John’s, where we have been members for over 40 years. When not heading up Messy Church and preparing for other church responsibilities I enjoy going to the gym, singing and spending time with our four grandchildren.

Sue Champness – Reader

I moved to Lancashire in 1991 to begin a job teaching Science at St Wilfrid’s High School in Blackburn, and married Dave the following summer. We moved to Leyland in 1997 and were welcomed into the family at St John’s. Since exchanging full-time teaching for being Mum to our two children (now both teenagers) I have taken on an increasing range of voluntary jobs, mostly for the church both here at St John’s and across Lancashire and Cumbria. I love meeting and working with people of all different ages and backgrounds and hearing their stories. To relax I like to get lost in a good book or film, or to go for a long walk in the countryside – where I hope not to get lost!

David Spencer – Reader

Barbara Lang – Children and Families Worker

I have three children all in their mid twenties, two dogs and three cats. When I’m not at St John’s you will often find me helping my youngest daughter in her flower shop in Kirkham.

I love my job and enjoy talking to people and working with our families at St Johns.

As an ex geography /geology researcher I am fascinated by the landscape and climate change and so I enjoy walking, particularly walking with my family and dogs in the beautiful British countryside.