Parish Priest:  


Our parish priest is the Revd Ruth Newton. The Dean has delegated leadership and pastoral responsibility for the parish to her.

Ruth was a Canon at Ripon Cathedral before joining us and now divides her time between the parish and teaching ordinands at St Hild College.

Her address for correspondence is The Parish House, 16 Orchard Close, Sharow, Ripon HG4 5BE

Because Ruth has an additional role, she is not always immediately available. Please contact her by email [email protected]

or for urgent enquiries by text on 07805265171.


Assistant Priest:

The Revd Christopher Cowper, 6 Darnborough Gate, Ripon HG4 2TF 01765 692221

Christopher is a retired priest who brings considerable pastoral and teaching experience to his role at St John’s.

Christopher has particular responsibilities for the worship at Holy Innocents Copt Hewick, weekday communion Services, and the healing ministry of St John’s, and pastoral care.

Christopher’s correspondence address is 6 Darnborough Gate Ripon HG4 2TF

His phone number is 01765692221



Ruth Grenfell.

07846 395396 [email protected]

Children’s Minister

Carol-ann Howe  robcheese_uk@yahoo 


Rosemary Triffitt [email protected]


Jan Carnell
07949 477843 [email protected]