Priest in Charge: Canon Neil Kelley

Fr. Neil has been Priest in Charge of St. Peter’s, Chorley since 2021 (and Rector of Chorley since 2017) having moved from the Parish of Bushey (Herts). Before Bushey, Fr Neil served the Liverpool Diocese for fifteen years as a Parish Priest, Diocesan Advisor on Liturgy & Worship and member of the Diocesan Church Growth Team.

Fr. Neil is passionate about people engaging with Christ through inclusive worship and daily discipleship. When he’s off duty, he can be found playing the piano (his professional hobby), enjoying time with friends and walking with his black Labrador, Oscar.

Fr. Neil is Assistant Archdeacon (with responsibility for Clergy wellbeing), Diocesan Healing Advisor and, when required, Chaplain to the Mayor of Chorley. He was made an Honorary Canon of Blackburn Cathedral in February 2024.

01257 266037 / 07980 872203     


 Ronnie Hunter: 01257 271992 &  Eric Crompton:  01257 794372


Parish Administrator: Jenny Laidlaw

 Email: / 07709 146070

(Acting) Safeguarding Officer

Nicola Pilkington 07736 312859       



Peter Wynne

Assisting/Retired Clergy

Fr. John Cree and Fr. Alan Clements