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Welcome to the People Page

 

 
Christ Church is home to a thriving Christian community of 300+ adults and 140+ children and young people. It is led by a team of clergy and lay leaders whose job it is to help us grow in our worship, our fellowship and our learning. And you are very welcome to join us!

 


Clergy:

The Revd Matthew Scott Evans
Tel: 01423 883390    Email: msevans126@gmail.com

On Thursday 29th January 2015 at 7.30pm Matthew was collated and inducted into the post of Vicar of Christ Church High Harrogate. This was a great occasion and celebration which brought together his former churches, family and friends and of course Matthew's new congregation at Christ Church. Matthew and his family were warmly welcomed by everyone.



The Revd Dr Geoffrey Turner 

Geoff has served in parish ministry in a very wide range of contexts from inner city Liverpool to rural Cambridgeshire. He also served as Diocean Communications Officer for the Diocese of Ely. Geoff, a scientist by training, has a particular interest in the relationship between science and religion. Geoff is an honorary assistant priest at Christ Church .


The Revd Arnold Clay (retired) - Methodist minister with permission to officiate. 

Arnold has had a distinguished career in the Methodist tradition. Retired, he continues to take Methodist services but exercises a full ministry of word and sacrament at Christ Church.






The Revd Linda Potter (retired) 
Linda was born and grew up in Harrogate before moving to County Durham  and eventually overseas where she was very involved in building up the community in which she lived, setting up a Community Hub. Returning to England she  took the decision to be confirmed into the Anglican Church where her lay ministry included Hospital Chaplaincy, Prison Chaplaincy with women and being part of a  Community Listening service. Ordained in 1994 she served all her full time ministry in Durham Diocese. Her interests include Julian of Norwich and the Julian Meetings, new monasticism, reading and  enjoying her five grandchildren!

LAY MINISTRIES AND STAFF 

Readers:

 

Val Muscroft (permission to officiate) - Val has a special interest and training in Ignation Spirituality.  Based on this she has created some beautiful Prayer Stations which have formed a focal point for our Quiet Days.
 
Norman Potter - Norman was licensed and admitted by Bishop David Jenkins in Durham Cathedral in September 1992 and worked as a Reader in several parishes within Durham Diocese.  He has just been licenced at Christ Church and is being integrated into the team.

Norman is married to Linda who is also a member of our clergy team.

 

Nigel McNeill (permission to officiate) - Nigel  was admitted and licensed as a Reader in the Diocese of Guildford in November 1989.  On his retirement in 1999 he moved to Lancashire and was relicensed  by the Bishop of Bradford to serve in the parish of Waddington and West Bradford. He and his wife Anna moved to Harrogate in 2012. He has just been licenced at Christ Church. He helps with the Wednesday Communions.

Church wardens:  Kath Barff, Philip Martin, Fran Dobbins and David Jackson.


Parish Clerk: Jill Walters

(see also Weddings and Baptism pages)






 

 
Junior Church Co-ordinators:
 Samantha Salt, Gordon Finlay, Cleo Swales and Helen Keay make up the  Junior Church coordinating team. (Please see the Junior Church pages for more information)

 

Organist: Christine Alp (please see the Music  pages for more information)


Creche Co-ordinator: Julie Frost



Pastoral Care:

Bereavement Support Group Leader - Noreen Abell

Baptism Support Group Leader - Frances Clement

Pastoral Care Team Leader - Revd Linda Potter

For further  information on all these care groups please contact the Parish Office.


Sacristan Team: 

Paul Mottershead & David Convery

 

 Head Server: Paul Mottershead





 


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