I am minister at Christ Church, Hipperholme and Northowram within the Circuit, together with Heywood United Reformed Church, Northowram. So I get called on by two denominations. Plenty of variety then!
A Kentishman, I grew up in a Congregational, later United Reformed, Church. I took a degree in Law and then trained for the United Reformed Church Ministry in Oxford, eventually arriving in West Yorkshire via Wrexham, South Manchester and Mid Staffordshire. This is not the most direct route, but I have been blessed by good people and good learning experiences in each pastorate.
I am married to Thelma who works for Sure Start. We have one daughter who lives away from home and two cats very much at home with us.
When time – and cats – allow, I enjoy cooking, swimming (to control the effects of eating what gets cooked), crosswords, travelling to new places and back to favourite places, and stories of many sorts; history, theatre, films, crime novels and, of course, Bible stories which have been part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Pastoral oversight - Rev Patrick Taylor