New vicar inaugurated to a Halifax church in front of a congregation of hundreds

From left to Right:' 'Dr David Lord (Churchwarden), Revd Canon Hilary Barber (Vicar of Halifax), the Venerable Anne Dawtry (Archdeacon of Halifax), Revd Martin Parrott (acting as Bishop's Chaplain), Right Revd Tony Robinson (Bishop of Wakefield), Revd Dr Richard Frith (now vicar of Holy Trinity and St Jude), Revd Canon Stephen Bradberry (Area Dean) and Mr Rodney Barnett (churchwarden)
From left to Right:' 'Dr David Lord (Churchwarden), Revd Canon Hilary Barber (Vicar of Halifax), the Venerable Anne Dawtry (Archdeacon of Halifax), Revd Martin Parrott (acting as Bishop's Chaplain), Right Revd Tony Robinson (Bishop of Wakefield), Revd Dr Richard Frith (now vicar of Holy Trinity and St Jude), Revd Canon Stephen Bradberry (Area Dean) and Mr Rodney Barnett (churchwarden)

A new vicar was inducted at the Parish of Holy Trinity and St Jude at St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, Halifax, to a congreagation of 250 on Sunday September 21, at 4 pm, at St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, Halifax.

Revd Dr Richard Frith has come to us after completing his Curacy at St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford.

He is originally from Rotherham, and is glad to be back in Yorkshire. He is married to Emma, with one child aged six

Before training for ordination he worked in publishing.He is a Sheffield United supporter, and is looking forward to being able to pop down the M1 to Bramall Lane now and then.

Dr Frith said: “My family and I have been bowled over by the welcome we’ve received since we arrived in Halifax. The institution service on Sunday was a wonderful occasion, and it was so good to meet so many people from the town as well as from the church.

I’m now just looking forward to getting on with the job. This is a really mixed parish, in terms of its people, and of the kinds of places it includes -- from housing estates to the Lloyds Banking Group Head Office, and even a bit of the Shay Stadium! It’s a great place to serve, and it’s great to be back in Yorkshire.”