Andy Meeson


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 have five children.

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.

Barbara Wilson

Assistant 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 preparing for other church responsibilities I enjoy going to the gym, singing and spending time with our four grandchildren.

Mark Wooding

Assistant Curate

Sue Champness

Licensed Lay Minister

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 in their early twenties) 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!

PCC (Parochial Church Council)

Our Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the main decision-making body of the parish. It consists of clergy, churchwardens and others elected by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).

To contact the PCC please email:

Our Churchwardens: Dave Champness and Audrey Waring can be contacted on:


We also have various sub-groups that take responsibility for different areas of ministry:

  • Fabric & Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Social Evangelism Outreach (SOE)
  • Communications
  • Mission Support
  • Pastoral