Home > Who's Who

Who's Who

Paul Tudge - Vicar

Paul was a teacher for 6 years in the Science Department of a large High School before being ordained in Ripon Diocese. He moved to Bradford Diocese when he was appointed to All Saints, Ilkley. He is now Vicar at St John’s, Farsley. Having escaped being Otley Rural Dean when he moved, he subsequently was appointed as Rural Dean for Calverley. He & Rosie have 3 grown up children who have flown the nest (Luke a linguist, Ruth an electrician & Simon a physicist) and 2 teenagers, Josh & Nathan. Daughter Iona, born with Edwards Syndrome, died at 18 months.

Paul Tudge - Vicar

He loved teaching & enjoys being a vicar (most of the time!), both being equally valuable callings from God. He believes strongly that all, whatever age or ability, have a role in the Kingdom of God.

Many are relieved that he hardly plays his baritone sax any more. A motorbike provides his main transport, and sometimes recreation, and the garden most of the veg. He recently enjoyed 10 days riding off road up the Wild Coast, South Africa, with a group of 25 bikers in aid of African charities. Don’t ask him about it unless you want 10 minutes of boredom..

  Hannah Lievesley - Curate

Hannah trained for ordination at St John’s School of Mission (formerly St John’s College, Nottingham) where she read Theology, Mission and Ministry for a Diploma in Higher Education. Hannah is married to Jason, who works in I.T., and they have two children (Alice, 14 and Isaac, 12).  Prior to ordination, Hannah worked in Higher Education administration, most recently as the Student Funding Manager at the University of Leeds. She loves the outdoors and especially enjoys getting out into green spaces with the family dog, Mia. Holidays are usually spent under canvas, around the Dales and Northumberland. Hannah studied English Literature for her first degree and has retained her love of reading and passed it onto her daughter. More recently, at college, she has re-discovered the pool-playing and card-sharp skills she developed during her teenage years. She remains unbeaten at snap.

Shirley Walker - Reader