St Peter's Halliwell




 Meet the parish team

Rev’d Dave Brae

Assistant Minister

David, who joined the staff in March 2020, is part time Associate Minister in the parish and part time Pioneer Minister for Bolton town centre. David is progressing a church plant in the centre of Bolton for students and young adults, as proposed in the Deanery MAP. 

Sarah Saxon

Youth Minister

Sarah joined the staff as Youth Minister in March 2015, having worked for The Sycamore Project – Zac’s Youth Bars, in Farnworth, Bolton. Sarah works with the different youth and children’s groups and their leaders across the parish. She is currently on maternity leave.

Kristen Allen

Youth Minister (maternity cover)

Kristen is providing cover for our Youth Minister who is currently on maternity leave. She has worked with young people across the Bolton area for some time and brings a wealth of experience and some exciting ideas to the team.

Sam Wolstencroft

CAP Centre Manager

Our Cap office has been running for 10 years and Sam has worked as our CAP Manager (Christians Against Poverty) having previously been our Debt coach. She works with clients and coordinates our team of support workers.

Amanda Blease

Parish Business Manager

A member of St. Peter’s Church, Amanda joined our staff team in September 2009. Amanda’s responsibility is day to day administration for both the work of the parish as a whole, St. Peter’s Church and the Parish Centre. 

Elian Winstanley


Elian has been a member of St. Peter’s since 1987 and was elected a Warden in 2018. He’s also our resident “techie” and is heavily involved in developing our AV support and live-streaming. He has been elected as one of our Parish representatives, the other being Carolyn Rigby, a member of PCC. 

Phil Weaver


Phil has been a member of St. Peter’s since 2004 and was elected Warden in 2021. Previously to this, he served as our Treasurer. Another of Phil’s duties is that of Gift Aid Secretary. Phil also volunteers at Urban Outreach and serves on our Welcome Team.