Meet the Team


A photograph of the vicar of St. Peter's of the Rock, Chris Spark

Minister – Chris Spark

I am delighted to be part of St Peter’s of the Rock and living in North Canterbury again. My wife Sarah and I both grew up here, and it is good to be back!

Sarah and I have four children. As well as my family, I am passionate about music (especially drums), the history of New Testament times, and I love good food. Above all I love Jesus Christ and helping people get to know him. I’d love to chat to you!

Warden – Saskia Simpson

Hi! My name is Saskia. I’m married with two young children. I currently home educate our children, and I’m loving helping to lead the Sunday School at SPOTR. It’s such a blessing to watch the friendships of the children grow through fellowship together.

As a family we are really passionate about music and enjoy opportunities to see live shows. We love to spend time outdoors enjoying God’s creations on the beach, ski fields or just in our own back garden. 

A picture of Saskia Simpson, a warden at St. Peter's of the Rock.

A picture of John Mock, a warden at St Peter's of the Rock.

Warden – John Mock

My wife Pat and I have lived in Rangiora for 8 years, we have one grown son.

It is my privilege to be warden to Chris our minister at St Peter’s of the Rock.

From humble beginnings we have built a vibrant church community here in Rangiora where all are welcome. Why not visit us on Sunday?

Follow this link to find out a little about what we believe at St Peter’s of the Rock.


To give financially to the gospel work of St Peter’s of the Rock, the simplest method is online giving. If you wish to give in this way, please use the following account (our bank account is currently kindly managed by St Stephen’s Anglican Church on our behalf):

Bank: Westpac
Account Number: 03-0674-0274673-000
Name: St Peter’s of the Rock

If you would like to give in other ways, please please contact us by clicking this link.