Who’s who

The Revd Dr Alan Garrow – Vicar of St Peter’s Church

Alan Garrow joined St Peter’s, along with Emma and their two young children, in April 2016. Since ordination in 1993 he has sought to combine practical ministry with academic research and teaching. Previous roles have included: Curate of Waltham Abbey, Tutor in New Testament Studies at the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course, Vicar Theologian of Bath Abbey and Visiting Scholar at the University of Sheffield – where he remains an Honorary Academic. He delights to bring cutting edge research to refresh experience of everyday prayer and worship – and has a particular interest in the place of shared eating in the life of the very early, and present day, Church.

Website: www.alangarrow.com   If you would like to contact Alan his telephone number is 01423 526454.

The Revd Tim Hurren – Associate Vicar

Tim is married to Caroline who belongs to Kairos Church (formerly St Mary’s) and they have two children and five grandchildren. They love exploring the countryside in their motorhome and Tim’s interests include a wide variety of music and reading.  Apart from his work at St Peter’s Tim chairs the management committee of Wesley Centre in Oxford Street, coordinates Harrogate School of Theology and Mission, is a trustee of Marrick Priory and involved in two local charities, Supporting Older People and Wellspring Therapy and Training.

The Revd Sue Pearce – Assistant Priest

Sue has lived in Harrogate nearly all her life and absolutely loves being in such a beautiful town. She began her working career as a secretary and went on to teach at Harrogate College.  She has a son, a daughter and five lively grandchildren.  She is a member of Nidderdale Tangent and Harrogate Inner Wheel and loves walking and travelling.  Ordination came late in life, but she very much enjoys being involved with St Peter’s and the opportunities it brings to encourage others to deepen their faith and bring others to a greater understanding of their own spirituality.

Sian Lockwood – Churchwarden and St Peter’s Safeguarding Officer

sian LockwoodSian and her family have attended St Peter’s for many years. She has held a number of posts in the church, most recently heading up the Sunday sacristy team. She lives in Nidd with her husband Rob and has three grown-up children.
She is CEO of a charitable company which oprates throughout the UK.

 

Paul Medforth – Churchwarden

Paul has been involved with St Peter’s since 2012 when he became a sidesman and then later became a Duty Warden. He has recently been a Deputy Warden with the responsibility for the smooth running of services. He is married to Catherine who heads up the Sacristy team. He has three daughters and one son. Paul works part time as an IT Manager for a clothing manufacturer. His hobbies include beekeeping and collecting first edition books. Paul is a tour guide at York Minster.

 

Carole Raw – Parish Administrator

Carole has worked in the Parish Office since 2002, and was appointed Parish Administrator in 2008. She returned to Harrogate when she married, after working in South East Asia for Oxfam, and studying Indonesian and Malay at London University. She has two children and enjoys cooking for friends, walking and rambling in the Yorkshire Dales.

David Fisher – Treasurer

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Harrogate born and bred, David has two grown-up children and a grand-daughter. David has been associated with St Peter’s all of his life, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been our Treasurer for more than 20 years!

Nigel Bearcroft – Caretaker

 Rachel Fell – PCC Secretary

Rachel Fell

Rachel has been PCC Secretary since January 2014 and is a corporate lawyer with a firm of solicitors in Leeds.  She is wife to Terry and they have three young children.  Rachel returned to her Harrogate roots some 17 years ago after living in Leeds, Grimsby and Manchester and has never looked back.  In her spare time, Rachel enjoys baking, the theatre and family days out in the wonderful Yorkshire countryside.

Marian Chambers – Weekly News and Parish Newsletter Editor

Marian has been the editor of our weekly news sheet The Weekly News since 2015 and has recently taken  on the new parish newsletter THE NET. She is a retired primary school teacher and has been worshipping at St Peter’s with her family for over 20 years.

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  • Vicarage Garden Party

    Sunday 10th June 1:00 – 4:00 pm at St Peter’s Vicarage, 13 Beech Grove, Harrogate. BBQ – Tombolas – Bouncy Castle Ice Cream – Crafts -Afternoon Teas Cakes and Preserves Music provided by Harrogate Harmony Barbershop Chorus Entrance £1:50

  • St Peter’s Breakfast Club receives £200 from ASDA

    On Monday Asda invited Breakfast Club’s Hannah Beck and her deputy, Steve Gibb, to the store to receive a cheque for £200 from their Green Token Giving Programme.  Angela Smith, the Community Champion at the Harrogate store, put our name forward and has organised this rather splendid trolley to collect food donations for us.  She also  [Read the rest…]

  • News from the Annual General Meeting

    We are delighted to announce that Paul Medforth was elected as a Churchwarden – for the first time -alongside Sian Lockwood who was re-elected. We also welcome four returners to the Parochial Church Council (PCC): Rachel Fell, David Fisher, Oliver Longstaff and Stella Pilling.

  • St Peter’s Ladies who Lunch

    The Ladies who Lunch are meeting again at 12:15 pm on Wednesday 23rd May at the Palm Court Café at the bottom of Montpellier Hill. There they serve a good selection of sandwiches, wraps and toasties, as well as home-made cakes and sweets – they also cater for those avoiding gluten, wheat or dairy. If you are  [Read the rest…]

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