Welcome to our new Parish Priest Reverend John Fisher who has come to live in The New Rectory next to Ebchester School.
He was born in Dewsbury Hospital and has lived most of his life in Pontefract.
As a young man he worked in the Coal industry for more than twenty years. When the deep mines closed his environmental skills were in demand and he changed his job and went to work for a local authority in Environmental Health.
Outside of the church environment he was a Scout Leader and became a Scout Commissioner. He is still an Assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. He also worked as a Youth Worker for Wakefield Council where he gained some very valuable experience working with both young people with behavioural problems and those suffering with severe disabilities.
John comes to us a priest who has worked for the past three years in Barnsley South Yorkshire.