Riverside is led by a ministry team, supported by a leadership team.

Ministry Team


Rev. Robert Bushby

Robert Bushby is an ordained minister in the United Reformed Church and joined the leadership team at Riverside in 2018. He is married to Kerry and they have two children and two grandchildren. He enjoys walking and is a supporter of St Helens Rugby League Club, having lived in St Helens for six years.

Robert shares the ministry of Riverside Church with a mission responsibility for the East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church.

Senior Leader

Peter Harding

Peter  Harding was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 1979, and was formerly the Senior Leader at Sleaford Community Church until Riverside was formed. He retired as Head of English at Carre's Grammar School, having worked in education for over 30 years, as a teacher and as a School Improvement Inspector. Peter is married to Margaret, and they have three adult children and nine young grandchildren.

Leadership Team

Church Secretary 

Jeremy Green

Jem is a Chartered Secretary and works as the Finance Director across 2 of the secondary schools in the town. Formerly an Army Officer, he is married to Tina and they have three sons and one granddaughter.


Dr Brian Coaker

Brian is a consulting engineer, having held management positions with a major electronics manufacturing company.  
He is married to Gwyn and they have two children.

Children's Work

Dominique Heads

Dominique is our Youth & Children's Leader. She is married and has two children.  She is supported by leaders of our Girls' & Boys' Brigades in those ministries, but also oversees the other youth and children's work


Jack Marris

Jack is a former police officer and builder, and a graduate of Moorlands Bible College.  He is married to Sue.


Sue Marris

Sue completed her studies at Moorlands Bible College.  She and Jack have three adult children and several grandchildren.


  • Ephesians 6:10-11

    “[The Armor of God]Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

Sat Mar 23, 10:00 - 12:00
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Sun Mar 24, 10:45 - 12:00
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Mon Mar 25, 19:30 -
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Tue Mar 26, 11:00 -
Home group
Tue Mar 26, 19:00 - 21:00
Short Mat Bowls
Wed Mar 27, 10:00 - 12:00
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Home group
Thu Mar 28, 10:00 - 12:00
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Morning Worship (10:45)
Mon Apr 1, 19:30 -
Home group
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Home group
Tue Apr 2, 19:00 - 21:00
Short Mat Bowls
Wed Apr 3, 10:00 - 12:00
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