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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  • Introducing Sanctuary – St Peter’s Youth Group

    Sanctuary is a youth group, led by Chris Clayton, that welcomes all children from the local area who attend secondary school. We aim to offer a sanctuary away from the pressures of school, exams and social media. A place for friendship, fun and spiritual feeding. Sanctuary will have a relaxed atmosphere so that everyone can slow down, chill out  [Read the rest…]

  • St Peter’s Animal Service

    Our annual Animal Service is next Sunday 30th September at 4:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 4:15 pm). All animals are welcome, or just bring a photo of your pet, for a blessing.

  • A message from Tim Hurren

    A huge thank you to all those who were involved with my retirement party on Sunday. The cards, gifts, catering, kind words, good wishes and generous cheque are greatly appreciated. No doubt Caroline and I will see you around town from time to time. It has been good to play a part in the St Peter’s journey  [Read the rest…]

  • Farewell Lunch for Caroline and Tim Hurren

    Our Associate Vicar, Tim Hurren will be retiring from St Peter’s Church after almost 20 years of service. To mark Tim’s retirement and, of course, to say farewell, there will be a bring and share Parish Lunch on Sunday 16th September starting at 1 o’clock. Please contact Hannah Beck (07503 186455) for more details.

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