St Giles, Aintree

Our Priest - Nathan Thorpe

Nathan has recently been appointed as the new priest at St Giles and will join us in the new year.

​Nathan grew up in Widnes, St Helens & Warrington and spent his teenage years attending concerts and, after deciding high school football and cricket didn't suit, played the drums with friends in local bands.

After studying Ancient & Medieval History in Wales, and working as a cleaner and bartender, he studied for ordination at Crammer Hall, Durham.

He met Poppy (who is also a priest) and they got married in 2017 while serving curacies in Formby.

He enjoys playing casual or competitive pool and actively supports St Helens RLFC, Liverpool FC and Lancashire CC. He likes a beer and will laugh at even the most terrible puns.


“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Assistant Priest - Rev'd Sue Smith

Rev Sue is a retired parish priest, previously having served in two parishes in the Liverpool diocese and a large parish in Manchester. Originally from South Yorkshire, she moved to the south of England with her husband Roddy and was ordained in Oxford in 1997.

Looking for a church to settle in after retirement they found the welcome at St. Giles irresistible and are very happy to have found a good place for worship and where an extra priest can be useful.

Rev Sue has two children and four grandchildren; she loves walking, gardening, anything to do with steam trains and she has recently taken up horse riding!

 Our People

in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool