Ministry team

A new vicar has been appointed as Priest in Charge here at St John's, following the retirement of our previous vicar earlier this year.

Rev Gareth Howles will be joining us in December. He is currently the Assistant Curate at Morton and Riddlesden in the Bradford Episcopal Area and we look forward to welcoming him to join us on the next stage of our journey in church.

But life in church has not come to a halt during the vacancy. We are fortunate to have the help and support of clergy in neighbouring parishes as well as some retired clergy leading our services until Gareth arrives.


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Rev Sue McWhinney
Rev Sue McWhinney from our neighbouring parish of Calverley is covering the vicar's role in the Parish during the week and taking some of our Sunday services, while we wait for our new vicar to take up his post in December.
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Shirley Walker - Reader
Shirley has been a Reader at St John's for nearly 20 years. She prefers a good book and pen to anything 'mobile' or online and helps run our Sunflower Memory Cafe.
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Lorna Sykes & Janet Whitaker - Churchwardens
As churchwardens Lorna and Janet represent all members of the congregation at St John's and look after the building and its contents. Their role is particularly important while we are waiting for our new vicar to arrive.
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