Inspiring communities to engage with the Bible
Parish Scripture Promoters are individuals who have accepted nomination by their Parish Priests to represent their parishes during the Year of the Word. Their role includes:
- Helping promote and facilitate Year of the Word initiatives and resources being rolled out by the Diocese e.g. study groups, competitions & speaker series.
- Serving as a local point of contact for Diocesan “Scripture Champions”, Rev. Henry Longbottom & Dr Gregory Stacey.
- Being part of an informal forum of Parish Scripture Promoters.
- If appropriate, developing their own Year of the Word projects for their parish.
Diocese of Leeds Parish Scripture Promoters
Paul Coates – Parish of St Mary’s & St. Alban’s, Halifax
Christopher Devanny – Parish of John Mary Vianney, Leeds
Helen Edwards – Parish of St Joseph’s, Pudsey
Veronica Houlton – Parish of St Mary’s, Carlton & Selby
Paul Irven – Parish of St Stephen’s, Skipton
Denis Loughran – Parish of St Patrick’s, Leeds
Bernard Martin – Parish of St Martin de Porres, Wakefield
Maureen McGuigan – St Ignatius’, Ossett
Josie McHugh – Parish of St John Henry Newman, Leeds
Alison Park – Parish of Mary, Mother of God, Bradford
Anne Pennock – Parish of St Joseph’s, Wetherby
Steven Ramsden – Parish of Mother of Unfailing Help, Leeds
Paddy Spiller – Parish of Our Lady and St Joseph
Christine Szczepanski – Parish of St Peter & Paul, Wakefield