Meet the team

Alan Garrow – Vicar of St Peter’s Church

Alan joined St Peter’s, along with Emma and their two school-age children, in April 2016. Since ordination in 1993 he has done a lot of different jobs - but this is the first time he has been 'the Vicar'. Since becoming Vicar of St Peter's, however, he's been wondering why he's been avoiding such a great job for so long! His main hobby is finding out more about first century history - trying to answer questions like: why did people in the first century think it was a good idea to follow Jesus? You can find out more about his writing and research at Otherwise, he loves being outdoors and meeting new people.

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Chris ClaytonChris Clayton – Curate

Chris was born and bred in Bradford and is married to Samantha. Chris and Sam, who were childhood sweethearts, have been together for 21 years and married for 15. They have two sons, Alexander and Daniel, who both attend secondary school. Chris' hobbies include supporting the mighty Bradford City FC and playing football, golf and paintball. Before ordination Chris worked in the hotel trade for six years and at Bradford College as the customer services manager in IT for eleven years. 

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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.

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Patricia Stableford - Churchwarden

Having worshipped at St Peter’s and worked closely with the last four Vicars of the Church, Patricia has seen many changes and developments over the years and is now delighted to be serving once again as Churchwarden.  Amongst her many roles outside the Church, Patricia was a School Governor for 12 years, President and Chair of Harrogate Women’s Luncheon Club, and on the committee of the Elizabeth Finn Trust.  She has a daughter Sarah who was married at St Peter’s, and three grown-up grandchildren.

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Sian Lockwood –  Safeguarding Officer

Sian 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.

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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.

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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 27 years!

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Nigel Bearcroft – Caretaker 

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