St Luke's Church Centre
Franklin Square, Harrogate
St John's Church
Bilton Lane, Harrogate
St John's Church
Bilton Lane, Harrogate
T: 01423 565129
Parish Office Opening Times:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am-1.00pm
If you have any questions regarding baptisms or weddings; or would like to discuss anything with one of the clergy, you are welcome to come along to our evening open surgery which is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 6.30-7.15pm at St John's Church. No need to book.
(there may be changes during school holidays and when school admission forms are due so please check the website calendar for the most up-to-date information)
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
Simon Dowson - Team Rector
Simon is married to Fiona and has two adult children, two grandchildren and two dogs. He is passionate about church growth and wanting to see people come into an ever-greater awareness of God’s love and his good plans for them. He is a keen reader, walker, sports fan, and member of Harrogate Theatre Choir.
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Laura Martin - Assistant Curate
Laura is married to Phil, and they have two teenage sons. Before training for ordination, she worked as a midwife in Leeds and then as an administrator at a busy primary school. She enjoys curling up with a good book, baking, getting out for long walks in the countryside and spending quality time with family and friends – preferably in a cosy café with a wedge of homemade cake! Laura has a heart for pastoral care, is passionate about people and wants everyone to know how precious they are to God.
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young people's worker
Emma James - Young People's Worker
Emma has lived in Harrogate for 19 years and worked as a primary school teacher for most of that time. She has also served as a volunteer children’s and youth leader at St Mark's Church in Harrogate for many years. Emma loves spending time with young people and is passionate about telling them about Jesus and encouraging them to find their own relationship with Him so they can be released into the person God made them to be. She feels very blessed to have the job of Young People's worker at SJSL.
Emma has three children and loves coffee, camping and....Christmas!
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Gill Clarke - Parish Administrator and
Parish Safeguarding Officer
Gill lives with her partner Greg, has three young children, a (rather grumpy) cat and an ever-growing number of chickens. Coming from a
life-long career in Retail Management, her Parish Administrator role now allows her a balanced family life. She enjoys reading, camping, latin and ballet dancing and going to live music events.
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Jan Johnson - Reader
Alethea Fry - Churchwarden (St Luke's)
Alethea is originally from the Midlands but has lived in Harrogate for almost 20 years. She has 2 teenagers and is married to Steve. When she is not working as a Podiatrist she can be found with a good book!
Jane Reichert - Churchwarden (St John's)
Jane grew up at St John’s. She is a retired modern languages teacher but spent the last 16 years of her career as Safeguarding Lead in a Pupil Referral Unit. She has two grown up children, Thomas and Hannah. In her free time she enjoys walking, gardening, travelling, spending time with her children, and grandchild and adventures in her antiquated motorhome, Barney-Van.
Nigel Thompson - Churchwarden (St John's)
ORGANIST AND CHOIR MISTRESS
AT ST JOHN'S
Ruth was born in Bilton and into St John’s Church family. Ruth was a chorister with her Dad and sister and studied BA hons Music at St John’s College York where she was Choral Scholar at York Minster.
Ruth has a passion for singing as an important way to express her relationship with God.
Ruth works at Harrogate Ladies’ College as singing teacher and choir leader.