The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Scripture Promoters

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 CoatesParish of St Mary’s & St. Alban’s, Halifax 

Christopher DevannyParish of John Mary Vianney, Leeds

Helen EdwardsParish of St Joseph’s, Pudsey

Veronica Houlton Parish of St Mary’s, Carlton & Selby

Paul IrvenParish of St Stephen’s, Skipton

Denis LoughranParish of St Patrick’s, Leeds

Bernard MartinParish of St Martin de Porres, Wakefield

Maureen McGuiganSt Ignatius’, Ossett 

Josie McHughParish of St John Henry Newman, Leeds

Alison Park – Parish of Mary, Mother of God, Bradford

Anne PennockParish of St Joseph’s, Wetherby

Steven RamsdenParish of Mother of Unfailing Help, Leeds

Paddy SpillerParish of Our Lady and St Joseph

Christine SzczepanskiParish of St Peter & Paul, Wakefield