Retiring priest is full of praise for parish



“I have been profoundly lucky to serve the people of this area.”
Those are the heartfelt words of Father John Gott, 78, as he retires from his role as parish priest at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd.
Born in Huddersfield in 1938, Father Gott moved to Calderdale as a young boy when his father was promoted to a job in the Halifax.
He was educated at St Mary’s Primary School, Gibbett Street, Halifax, before moving to Ratcliffe College, near Leicester.
At the age of 15, Father Gott moved to Porthcurno, Cornwall, where he began training as a watchkeeper. In the 1950s, he was then... read more

 
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