AUSSIE RULES FOR GLOBETROTTING VICAR



A Cleckheaton vicar is swapping life in the Spen Valley for a taste of the Australian Outback in a two month exchange programme. The Rev Jonathan Barker, of St John's Church, is heading out to the Gippsland region of Victoria, about 300km east of Melbourne, to become the parish priest for a small town called Paynesville. His Australian counterpart Caroline Nancarrow will arrive in Cleckheaton to take on Jonathan's role in the town centre next week.
"She's very excited about coming to Cleckheaton and this is not the first time I've gone to work as a priest in a far flung part of the... read more

 
22 October 2017 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 50
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