Meet the Team
Vicar – Rev. David Keen
David Keen was Associate Vicar at St. Peters and sister church St.James from 2006 until the retirement of the incumbent and became Vicar of this parish in 2017. He recently completed the Yeovil half-marathon in clergy robes, and enjoys cricket, curry and blogging. He says;“St. Peters is a lovely welcoming church, right at the heart of the Westfield community. It’s been encouraging to see a growing work with children, families and young people in recent years. There is a real sense of God at work in this community, and it’s an exciting time to be part of St. Peters.”
Associate Vicar – Rev. Ruth Chapman
Ruth joined the team as Associate Vicar on 10th January 2019. As a relatively new girl to the Yeovil area, Ruth is really excited about learning more about the area and people, and serving St James’ and St Peter’s.
Curate – Rev. Alison Handcock
Alison Handcock is curate in the parish. “It is good to be serving in the area that I grew up in. I was part of St Peter’s church and pantomime club In the 70’s and 80’s and have lived in Yeovil all my life. This has coloured the community link role I now have. The church I see not as a building but as a movement of people who pray and work towards peace and hope in our world; a relational community of support and fun that works alongside other agencies to serve our community; a resource to help folk explore Christian spirituality and the transformational lifestyle of Jesus.“
Having been a Reader and member of the church for several years, Alison was ordained as a permanent Deacon in July 2015.
Youth Worker – Steve Miles
Steve moved here from Devon in September 2015, and is working with the youth at St. Peter’s and our sister church St. James’, as well as in 2 local secondary schools.
CHURCHWARDENS – Coelette Parkes and Caroline Turner