New vicar for Halifax church

Rev Gordon Barley the new vicar at St George's Church, Lee Mount.
Rev Gordon Barley the new vicar at St George's Church, Lee Mount.
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A Halifax church has welcomed a new vicar.

Rev Gordon Barley says he has received a very warm response from the congregation and the rest of the community at St George’s Church in Lee Mount.

He was ordained 15 years ago and for the last 10 years has been working at a parish in Barking in Essex.

He said he has to come to Calderdale with his wife Sue “for the church and the people”.

He was keen to join a church which did lot of communtiy outreach work.

“We’ve had a really warm reception. Everyone has been very welcoming,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to meeting more people. I’m a people person and I like to get out and about.”