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Vicar – Reverend David Griffiths
Associate Priest  – Susan Griffiths

Reverend David and Susan Griffiths
Reverend David and Susan Griffiths

David comes from the West Midlands and Susan from Eccleshill, Bradford. They met at St John’s theological college Nottingham and were ordained in 1994, married in 1996. Before moving to Silsden in 2010 with their 3 children, they shared a ministry for 7 years at St Paul’s Buttershaw. Both have led intriguing lives before they joined the ministry!

01535 652204 or 07484 320423

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Honorary Assistant Priest – Pat Smith

Pat Smith
Pat Smith

Pat is from Rawtenstall, Lancashire. She came to worship at St James in 1987 where she became the Mothers’ Union leader, a role she held for many years. Pat was also our church warden for some years until she felt called by God to join the ministry. She was fully ordained as a Priest (un-paid) on July 22nd 2011. (01535 653740 and



Church Wardens    Alison Rohatynskyj and Neil Whitaker

Alison Rohatynskyj

Alison grew up in Guisborough on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. She arrived in Silsden in 2005 via Leeds and Essex, where she was confirmed in 1998. She is married with two teenage sons. Alison works at Airedale Hospital as a Children’s Therapy Manager; and is Group Scout Leader for 1st Silsden (St James) Scout Group.

 01274 409219 / 07719 332972

Neil is originally from Halifax but has lived in Silsden since 1995, being a member of the congregation at St James, Silsden since 1998.  Neil works in the legal profession, in Leeds.

01535 657402/07885 514093