Mar 12


The Parish Clergy

Team Rector - Fr Gary Waddington SSC

Fr Gary Waddington grew up just over 20 miles away from St Wilfrid's, in Skipton  and has been Team Rector since 2010.

 He studied for priestly ordination at St Stephen's House in Oxford before becoming the Curate in the Parish of Holy Spirit, Southsea. He then served for 10 years as Vicar of Paulsgrove, a large area of significant deprivation on the northern edge of the city of Portsmouth and was also Succentor at Portsmouth Cathedral. A member of both the deanery and diocesan synods, he taught some theology in the Diocese and tutored candidates for ordination; sat on the DAC (which deals with church faculty applications) and was a member of the fabric committee at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Fr Gary was for ten years a member of the Church of England's Liturgical Commission (which amongst other things is responsible for all the Common Worship books) and was a co-chair of one of the national groups for Fresh Expressions.

He is a trustee of the Moulesdale trust which supports ordinands and clergy in the Diocese of Leeds. He is a clergy work consultant in the Ripon Episcopal Area and continues to mentor and supervise ordination candidates.

Since 2015 he has been a "Proctor in Convocation" which is Church speak for a clergy member of The General Synod of the Church of England.

Spare time is taken up with music, modern art, cooking and a great interest in Modern British and American Politics.

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Honorary Assistant Priest - Fr Tim Burrell

Fr Tim was born in 1943. He trained for ministry at St Stephen's House, Oxford and was ordained Deacon in 1974 and served a curacy at Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

It was, however, not until 2007 that he was ordained priest in St Wilfrid's where he is a non-stipendiary member of staff.

Fr Tim is a retired civil servant and now serves as a magistrate as well as being the chaplain to the Bishop of Beverley. He is married to Jill and they have adult children.


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