Rev'd Garry Whittaker
I was ordained in 1991 after training at St. John’s Theological College Nottingham. I was Curate at Christ Church Denton (with St. George: Dane Bank) from 1991-1995. I then moved to Holy Trinity: Waterhead: Oldham as Priest-in- Charge 1995-2005. I then became Team Rector of Bacup and Stacksteads from 2005-2015. I became Team Vicar of the Fellside Team in September 2015.
Within the team I am responsible for St. Hilda, Bilsborrow and St. James Whitechapel. I am Chaplain to Myerscough College and Chaplain to Butler’s Farmhouse Cheeses (Inglewhite.)
I am married to Deborah and we both share an interest in music (rock/pop.) We enjoy going to concerts and also watching them on DVD.
I have a life-long interest in Rugby League, supporting my home town team Leigh. My other team is Rochdale Hornets, I was chaplain to the club before my move here to the Fellside.
I also enjoy body boarding on holiday and recommend Croyde Bay in Devon.
I play the guitar and sometimes use it in the services, I also play bass and enjoyed being part of the music group during my time at Bacup.
"Regrets and Misunderstandings ..."
Each of us reading these words will no doubt at some time have said something we immediately regret. This could have been some flippant comment ....
"After John the Baptist ..."
We read in Scripture (Matthew 14:1-12) that after John the Baptist had been put to death and his friends had buried his body they then went and told Jesus. No doubt, they poured their hearts out to him ....
"Easter Challenges ..."
During the Second World War an R.A.F. bomber flying a mission over Germany was hit by flak. Members of the crew were injured and the aircraft was badly damaged and losing height all too fast ....