St Peter's Church Jersey

Meet the Team




Reverend Robert harris

St Peter has a new Rector. The Reverend Robert Harris was instituted and installed in a celebration of new ministry at a special service in the Parish Church on Tuesday 3rd October. Robert and his wife Christine have moved to Jersey from Devon, where he was previously Team Rector of Plympton. They have three adult children, Matthew, Rebecca and Tom as well as three grandsons, all in secondary education in the UK. Christine retired last year after many years teaching in primary schools.


Robert trained for the priesthood at Chichester Theological College and has since served in parishes in Portsmouth, Clevedon, West Sussex, Hove and North Devon. Both he and Christine look forward to participating full in island life. They already have a long and happy association with Jersey and have many friends here. Christine is an enthusiastic bellringer and enjoys gardening. Visitors to the Rectory will find themselves greeted by the Harris' dog Zeb!


As he gets to know the parish and his parishioners Robert is keen to develop links with St Peter's School and St George's Preparatory School. Pupils from both took part in his service of welcome. He has many years' experience of school governance and has served on the Borad of Education in several Dioceses. Robert's a lifelong supporter of St John Ambulance. In his free time he enjoys music and walking and is hoping to rediscover the youthful joys of surfing.   


Verger & Sexton

Oliver Michael

Oliver and his family came to Jersey in 2003 after his wife Sarah was offered employment with H&SS. With their 2 children Amber and Archie, they soon settled into Island life.

Originally from Kent, Oliver worked in the printing and design industry for 20 years, and spent 5 years managing the in-house print plant for the local authority,responsible for the production and procurement of all the authority’s print requirements.

Very shortly after their arrival in Jersey, Oliver was appointed as Verger at The Town Church, he was there for 4 years before taking up the same position here at St Peters. While at St Peters, Oliver has undertaken ‘The Church of England Guild of Vergers Training Course’ and successfully completed the Foundation Unit.


Church Officers

(Click on the Churchwardens' names to email them)

Churchwardens: Christine Coen & Matthew Price

Almoner: Mary Killmister

Treasurer: Howard Buesnel 


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