Church Wardens

Malcolm Harley

Hello, I’m Malcolm. I have been Churchwarden at St. Peter’s since 2014 and am due to retire in the near future. Our previous Vicar left in 2018 and we are very pleased to welcome Becky as our new incumbent. She arrived in April 2020 in very strange circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic. She has yet to meet most of her congregation face to face as she cannot currently take services in the church! During the 20 months of the vacancy, leading up to her arrival, I have been responsible for organising visiting clergy to take our normal services.

I have attended St. Peter’s for about 15 years, together with my wife, Janet. We have two daughters Jayne and Sarah, and three grandchildren. Jayne lives locally but Sarah is in Bridgnorth. I am now retired after 25 years with Severn Trent Water as an operational scientist. After taking early retirement, I then spent 12 years doing churchyard maintenance at St. Michael’s, Boldmere.

I am thoroughly enjoying my term as Churchwarden but found the last two years very hard work. It is a joy, at last, to have Becky as our new leader.





Deputy Church Wardens

Hazel Hallas

Hello, I’m Hazel Hallas.  Born in the North East of England I retain a fondness for the beauty of Northumberland and enjoy occasional visits to catch up with relatives.  I lived and worked in London and also Vienna before moving to the Midlands in 1974.

I’ve attended St Peter’s Church since 1978 when, as a family, we moved into the Parish - husband Martin and our two daughters, then aged two and a half and one.  They were both married at St Peter’s and now have their own families, so additional sons-in-law and three beautiful granddaughters.

I returned to part- time employment when the children were aged ten and eleven.  Now retired, I loved the interaction with staff, pupils and parents whilst working as a School Secretary, initially with Wylde Green College, transferring to Highclare School when they purchased WGC.

I have enjoyed many roles at St Peter’s:-  editing the Magazine when it was a very different publication to the one it is today, Welcomer, occasional bell ringer, flower arranger, part of the coffee morning rota team, assisting with the sound system during services, Weekly Envelope Secretary, Communion Assistant, a Church Warden 2008 – 2013 and currently a Deputy Warden.

Hobbies, when fitter, included playing badminton with friends and fell walking in the Lake District.  Now, not so active, I enjoy walking (less strenuously), reading, theatre and socialising with friends. 

Philip Fox

I am 71 years old and have lived in Sutton all my life. I went to Walmley Junior School and John Willmott Grammar School.  I went to Sutton College of Further Education later on and got A levels in History and Economics. I worked for 30 years for The Post Office/British Telecom before I took early voluntary redundancy in 1996. After that I worked for NatWest/RBS until I retired in 2013. I first came to St.Peters in 2008 for the Christmas Services, not having been to Church  since childhood before that (other than weddings,funerals etc). I have never been married or have any children.
I hope this is useful.Take care.

Owen Cain


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