WHO ARE WE?
Hi. I’m Steve Proudlove and I have the privilege of being vicar at St John’s in Menston since 2017.
I’m married to Elaine and have two children, Samuel and Phoebe, and a dog and a budgie.
In addition to St John’s, I also work in the vocations team in the Diocese of Leeds and am a chaplain to a squadron of Air Cadets based in Ilkley.
I really enjoy being in Menston. It’s a great village and a lovely and exciting church community to work with.
Living in this part of the world also gives me plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with walking, climbing, and football.
Originally from Scotland, I support Livingston FC, something which often requires a great deal of prayer and faith!
Revd Steve Proudlove
Hello my name is Andrew Howorth and I am proud to say that I am the associate vicar at St John’s Parish Church in Menston. Being an associate means that I assist Steve with some of the Sunday Services and get involved in other aspects of the Church's life when I can.
My main role is as the Anglican Chaplain at Bradford University where a manage a team of Interfaith advisers to support and care for the Students, the Staff and anyone else associated with Life on Campus. In addition I co-ordinate Believing in Bradford, which is an Inter-cultural project sponsored by Bishop Toby and the Lord Mayor. I am also chaplain to the Sea Cadets in Bradford on board the TS Aurora.
We moved into Menston in May 2019 but I was licensed to assist back in February 2018. Living in the Village means it is so much easier to join in with things and play a more active part as members of the Menston Community. We love living here and are very settled in our new home.
In my spare time I am involved in many aspects of amateur theatre, and love cooking, gardening and walking in the lovely surrounding countryside.
Revd Andrew Howorth