St Luke's Church Centre

Franklin Square, Harrogate


St John's Church

Bilton Lane, Harrogate


Parish Office

St John's Church

Bilton Lane, Harrogate


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Simon Dowson - Team Rector 


Simon is married to Fiona and has two adult children 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.

Andy Patrick - Team Vicar

Andy moved to the right side of town in 2016, having previously been a Curate at St Mark's. He is married to Claire and is kept busy by an energetic young son. He loves football, music, writing stories, and good food. (Oh, and God... and his family... and his mortal enemies).  

Ruth Donegan-Cross - Assistant Curate 

Ruth is married to Guy, and they have four adult children as well as a feisty dog called Bess. Before ordination, Ruth was a school chaplain, and before that, a full-time mum for many years. In her free time she enjoys reading novels, watching films and all things creative, as well as walking in the Dales.

young people's worker

Emma James - Young People's Worker


Gill Clarke - Parish Administrator 

Gill lives with her partner Greg, has three young children, a (rather grumpy) cat and some chickens. Coming from a life-long career in Retail Management, her Parish Administrator role now allows her a balanced family life. She enjoys reading, Latin and ballet dancing and going to live music events.



Jan Johnson - Reader

Noel Duke - Service Leader


Pat Fenton - Churchwarden (St Luke's)

Pat married Pete at St John’s in 2016 after having been a widow for some years. She has one adult son.  She has been at St Luke's for a long time and, aside from church, has done a variety of jobs, mostly clerical. She enjoys gardening, reading, making her own greetings cards and looking after her husband.

Pete Fenton - Churchwarden (St Luke's)

Pete is married to Pat and they have a rather nice collection of plants with a few birds. He has worked at Harlow Carr for nearly thirty years, in various roles, but never as a gardener.  Before becoming churchwarden Pete past his sanity test – just. In his free time, he enjoys  Minecrafting, a bit of photography and zooming around on his mobility scooter just for the joy of it.

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 adventures in her antiquated motorhome, Barney-Van. 

Nigel Thompson - Churchwarden (St John's)

T: 01423 565129
E: Church@StJohnsandStLukes.org.uk

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