Who’s who

alangarrow (3)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.

 

Tim Hurren – Associate Vicar

Tim Hurran, Assistant VicarTim 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.

 Richard Nolan, Curate

Richard NolanRichard lives in Wetherby and works full time in Harrogate as a partner at Hempsons, a national firm of leading health and social care solicitors specialising in all aspects of healthcare law.  Richard is a self-supporting minister and sees the workplace as an important part of his ministry.  He has been with St Peter’s since he joined Hempsons in Harrogate in 2008 and is a member of the music group.  He trained on the Yorkshire Ministry Course for 3 years part-time before taking up the role of Curate at St  Peter’s.  He was formerly a keen rugby union player having grown up in Rugby, and still enjoys an occasional run out.  He is married to Pam and father to Annabelle.  Richard enjoys attending the gym, walking, listening to music, theatre, reading and singing.  He has served as a trustee with St George’s Crypt in Leeds, a director and trustee of Yorkshire Dance, and a volunteer media officer with Tearfund.

 Sue Pearce – Associate 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

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 operates throughout the UK.

Oliver Longstaff – Churchwarden

Oliver

Oliver has been involved with St Peter’s since 2003, when he was appointed Director of Music, a post he held for over eight years. He appears regularly in our dramatic productions and was elected churchwarden in 2015. A barrister by profession, he also sits as a coroner. Besides his musical interests, he is a keen but average golfer and father to two sons and a daughter.

 Carole Raw – Parish Administrator

Carole Raw

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.

 

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David Fisher – Treasurer 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!

kenKen Dickson – Caretaker

Ken joined St Peter’s in April 2012 and is an integral part of the team managing the new community rooms at St Peter’s Church.

 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 – Editor of The Net and The Weekly News.

Requests for articles for the weekly news can be submitted via the Parish Office and forwarded to Marian.

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  • Faith Pictures – Lent course

    A series of courses are being held at St Peter’s Church or at house groups to mark this season of Lent.  Courses begin from 3rd March for 6 weeks. For more details please contact the parish office on 01423 568218.

  • Fairtrade Fortnight

    Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual campaign to promote awareness of Fairtrade products and issues.  Come to the display in St Peter’s Foyer from Friday 3rd to 10th March and visit the Fairtrade Shop on Cambridge Street.

  • Consultation of the Harrogate Stray Act 1985

    From 9th January to 6th February 2017, as part of a 12-week public consultation, Harrogate Borough Council will be using the Glazed Foyer at St Peter’s in order to obtain views on the relaxation of some of the restrictions on the use of the Stray.  More information can be obtained from www.harrogate.gov.uk/strayact

  • No Wrong Door – NYCC initiative on fostering

    No Wrong Door is a new way of providing support to young people who are with, or on, the edge of the care system, replacing traditional council-run young people’s homes with hubs that combine residential care with fostering. From 29th December to 9th January, in St Peter’s Glazed Foyer, find out how young people are  [Read the rest…]

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