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Addingham church members bid farewell to Canon Barbara Clarke
9:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
St Peter’s Church, Addingham, has bid farewell to Canon Barbara Clarke.
Mrs Clarke joined the ministry after the death of her husband from cancer in 2003.
Her husband had been a priest and although she completed a Masters in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford at that time, she began to feel the same calling.
In less than a decade, Mrs Clarke has trained for the ordained ministry, served her curacy at St Peter’s, developed into an accomplished assistant priest and made such a contribution in the diocese that she was appointed an honorary canon of Bradford Cathedral in 2012. Her work in Addingham has been unpaid and part-time.
She also works as librarian, administrator and lecturer at the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield, where a house has become available.
Mrs Clarke promised to stay at Addingham until the new rector arrived and, last week, the parish welcomed the Rev Jill Perrett.