St Michael & All Angels', Beckwithshaw HG3 1QR


Reverend John Smith - VicarReverend John Smith – Vicar

Hello, I am the Reverend John Smith and I am the Vicar for St Michael’s Beckwithshaw and St. Robert’s in Pannal. I am married to Sally and we have a daughter, Rebecca. I was born in what is now the West Midlands, in the heart of the Black Country but I have been in Yorkshire since 1993.

Before I was ordained in 2010, I worked as a Senior Healthcare Manager for many years, working at St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, as well as in a large care home for the elderly and in private hospitals.

I am enthusiastic about building great communities where everyone can thrive and live life to the full. If you would like to contact me personally my e-mail is John.Smith@leeds.anglican.org.


Revd. Abbie Palmer - Curate

Abbie joined the Benefice in July 2017 and immediately set about getting to know everyone and attending many of the outreach events such as the lunch club and the Beer Festival - both of which appeal to her enormously!  Abbie is also helping St Michael's with the re-ordering and new building plans. Together with her husband Steve and boys Alistair and James she has immersed herself in the life of both churches using her musical talents, gifted speaking voice and seemingly boundless energy for the benefit of both churches. The family have been grateful for the warm welcome they have all received. You can contact her anytime at curate@strobertschurch.co.uk or telephone on 01423 543478.