Clergy at All Hallows
|1876 – 1879||Rev. Frederick John Jomini
Frederick was born in 1848 in Brighton and studied at Trinity College in Cambridge getting a BA in 1871 and MA in 1883. He was curate of St Peter’s in Congleton from 1871 to 1874 and married Frances Emily Hughes at Congleton in 1874. He was curate at Ulverston from 1874 to 1876 and then became the first vicar of All Hallows from 1876 to 1879 before moving to St M., Bryanston Square from 1879 to 1883 and then St Marylebone from 1883 to 1890. His next appointment was as vicar of St Thomas’ in Stepney from 1890 to 1899 and Curate of St Helen’s in Kensington from 1918 until his death in 1924.
Frances died on the 9 April 1920 and Frederick appears to have remarried to Mabel Alice Seear in 1923. Frederick died on the 13 October 1924 aged 75.
|1879 – 1881||Rev. Arthur William Septimus Albert Row
Arthur Row was born in Wimborne, Dorset in 1851. He studied atSt John’s College Cambridge obtaining a BA in 1876 and MA in 1884. He was Curate at St George’s, Leeds from 1876 to 1879 and vicar designate of All Hallows from 1879 to 1881. Arthur moved on to become the Chaplain of St Saviour’s Church in Anglicanische Strasse, Riga in Russia from 1881 to 1889. He became vicar of West Drayton in Middlesex in 1889 and married Jane White on the 12 November 1890 in Yiewsley. They had at least three children, Arthur (b.1892), Janet (b.1894) and Mabel (b.1895). He was vicar of West Drayton until 1928.
Arthur died on 3 October 1931 aged 80.
|1881 – 1884||Rev. William George Halse
St John’s College Cambridge, BA 1877 and MA 1881. William was curate of Christ Church in Hull from 1877 to 1881 before becoming vicar of All Hallows from 1881 to 1884. He moved on to become Priest in Charge of Holy Trinity Bridlington Quay until he died on the 21 November 1917. He left a widow, Alice.
|1884 – 1895||Rev. Martyn Ragland Allnutt
The Rev. Allnutt was the third son of the Rev. Richard Lea Allnutt who gets a mention in some of the Parish magazines. Martyn was born in 1853 in Wiltshire, he was educated at Tonbridge School and the London College of Divinity. He was ordained in 1876 and held the Curacies of Strood in Kent, Woodmancote in Sussex and St. Paul’s, Upper Norwood before becoming vicar at All Hallows. Rev.Allnutt left All Hallows to become vicar of St Jude, East Brixton (1905-1901) and then to become Rector of West Lynn in Norfolk. He died on the 8th November 1922 in Norfolk.
|1895 – 1902(?)||Rev. Francis S.K. Gregson
Francis Silcock Knight Gregson was born in Low Lynn in Northumberland on the 9th August 1856. He studied at Brasenose College in Oxford obtaining a BA in 1887 and an MA in 1891. He was curate of Christ Church in Gateshead from 1888 to 1895. He married Eleanor Melina Hoyle in Durham in 1895 and then became vicar at All Hallows. Whilst at All Hallows had at least two children, Dorothy Grey Knight (born 20 Aug 1896) and Hilda Mary Wright (born 9 March 1898) who were both baptised at All Hallows.
Francis left England in 1909 to become vicar of St Thomas, Durban in Natal. and later became Archdeacon of Durban.
Francis died on the 26 May 1926 in Oxfordshire
|1903 – 1910||Rev. William John Price
Queens College Cambridge, BA in 1893, MA in 1901. Curate of Aston-juxta-Birmingham from 1894 to 1902, Priest in charge of St Basil, Deritend in Birmingham from 1902 to 1903, and Vicar of All Hallows from 1903 to 1910.
|1910 – 1915||Rev. David Frederick McCready
Born 3 Jun 1874 in Dublin, David married Hilda Mary Jessop Weiss in February 1909 and was ordained at Worcester in 1910. He saw service as a chaplain in the BEF from 1915-16 and then was on the staff of the Chaplain General from 1916-19. From 1920 he served as British Chaplain in Geneva. He was Rural Dean (!) of Switzerland from 1930. David and Hilda had three children, John Robert (b. 1 Mar 1911), Michael David (b.23 Mar 1913) and Mary Clare (b. 21 May 1916). David and his wife travelled later in life – to Quebec in 1938 and Kenya in 1950 when David was 75. David died on 12 Dec 1963 in Tunbridge Wells.
|1915 – 1923||Rev. Arthur Bryan Fisher
Born in 1870, Arthur was accepted as a CMS missionary in 1892 and served largely in Uganda – at Kasaka, 1894; Kinakulya, 1895; Toro, 1896; Bunyoro, 1904; Hoima, 1908; and Gulu, 1913. He was ordained as a priest in 1900. He met Ruth Hurditch, also a CMS missionary who wrote “Twilight Tales of the Baganda”, a “recitation and exegesis of oral history” of the area they worked in, they married on 11th March 1902 in Toro, Uganda. Arthur retired from service with the CMS in 1914 and became vicar of All Hallows from 1915 to 1923. During the war Arthur served with the YMCA and RACLD (Royal Army Chaplains Depot) in France from August 1918.
He moved to St.Philip’s, Norbury in the Diocese of Canterbury from 1923. In 1934 he became vicar of Holy Trinity, High Hurstwood in the archdeaconry of Lewes. Arthur died at Eastbourne on 3rd November 1955.
Links: Newspaper article on 4 October 1921
|1924 – 1927||Rev. Gascoigne Cecil Clare
Born about 1885 in Cheltenham, he was educated at the University of London (1903) and London College of Divinity (1906), Cecil was curate of Christ Church Penge from 1908 to 1912, Macclesfield from 1912 to 1915, Association Secretary CPAS for NW district and L.Pr. Dio. Man 1915-1916. He was vicar of st Phillips in Liverpool from 1916 to 1924 and vicar of All Hallows from 1924 to 1927. He became vicar of St Edmund’s Roundhay in 1927 and St Peter’s Harrogate in 1937. He later moved to Bridport in Dorset.
He died on the 18 March 1954 at Bridport Hospital in Bridport.
|1927 – 1931||Rev. James Eric Wright
James received a BA from Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1910 and an MA in 1927. He was curate of St Andrew’s Whitehall Park from 1913 to 1915, Chalpain at St Mary in Cairo and Chaplain to Bishop McInnes of Jerusalem from 1916 to 1923, Rector of Lillingstone-Dayrell with Lillingstone Lovel from 1923 to 1927. He became vicar of All Hallows in 1927 but moved on to St Luke’s in Harrogate in 1931.
James wrote an illustrated book in 1918 entitled “Round about Jerusalem: Letters from the Holy Land”, you can read the text on Ebooks.
1949 Hawkley in diocese of Portsmouth?
|1931 – 1941||Rev. Edward Thomas Pakenham
Born on 10 June 1879, Edward studied at the Church Missionary College Islington 1906. He achieved a first class Preliminary Theological Exam in 1909 and at St John’s College, Durham he received a Licentiate in Theology in 1909, a BA in 1914, and an MA in 1917. He became a deacon in 1909 and a priest in 1910 Lon.for Col. CMS Missionary at Oyo 1909-13; Oshogbo 1915-16; CMS Supt of Owo district in Lagos 1916-21.
On becoming Vicar of Kirk Michael, Ilse of Man (1922 to 1926) the local paper said “.. who was on November 29th inducted and collated Vicar of Michael, is a graduate of St. John’s College, Durham. He has been in Nigeria since shortly after his ordination in 1909, working among one of the Yoruba tribes. In 13 years he saw the Christian population of his district grow from 500 to 14,000, and the number of churches from 10 to 174. He has suffered from sun, and from Blackwater Fever, and the Medical Board of the C.M.S. declined to sanction his return to Nigeria. He is keen on athletics, and has been in his time a racing cyclist. an oarsman. and a shot putter, and hopes on a pitch he may be able to help the Michael football club, who have signed him on as a goal keeper.”
He became a lecturer at Bishop Wilson Theological College from 1923 to 1930; Vicar of Kirk German 1926 to 1931 and vicar of All Hallows from 1931 to 1941. Edward then moved to Foston-with-Scruton.
After retiring in about 1952 Edward went to live in Blundellsands and agreed to take Sunday services at All Saints, Great Crosby, Liverpool. He retired completely in 1961.
Edward died in Liverpool in 1973 aged 94.
|(1948 – 1949)||Rev. Frame|
|(1990 – 1994?)||Revd Catherine Ogle
Chaplain to BBC Radio Leeds and an associate Priest at All Hallows.
Catherine is a fashion and design graduate, with a background in broadcasting and journalism. She trained for the priesthood at Wescott House, Cambridge and served her curacy at St Mary’s, Middleton, in south Leeds, after which she was religious-affairs editor for BBC Radio Leeds for four years. In 1994, she became Vicar of three villages outside Barnsley. She was Vicar of Huddersfield from 2001 to 2010 and Rural Dean in 2009. She is now the Dean of Birmingham (2010 – present).
|Rev. Stanley Baxter and Rev. Elizabeth Baxter
Stanley and Elizabeth are currently part of the team that runs Holy Rood House, a holistic therapeutic centre for health and pastoral care.
|Rev. Anne Jenkins
Anne was vicar of St. Margaret and All Hallows. She is currently Priest-in-Charge of the Anglican Church of Stephen, Madremanya, Costa Brava,
|1999 – 2007||Rev. Ray Gaston
Ray became Vicar at All Hallows in 1999 after serving a curacy at The Church of the Epiphany Gipton. During his time as vicar the church continued to develop deep relationships in the local community and also to cement its inclusive ethos. The church also became involved in a strong peace witness particularly after 9/11 and 7/7 and Ray was involved in building strong relationships with the local Muslim community at this time. This part of the history of the church’s witness is reflected upon in his book A Heart Broken Open – Radical Faith in an Age of Fear (Iona 2010). Ray went on to study Christian – Muslim relations at Birmingham University and became Interfaith Enabler for the Birmingham Methodist District and Inter Faith Tutor at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education between 2008 -2015. Since 2015 he has been Team Vicar at St Chad and St Mark in the Parish of Central Wolverhampton and the Interfaith Enabler for The Wolverhampton Episcopal Area. In 2017 his second book Faith, Hope & Love – Interfaith Engagement as Practical Theology was published by SCM Press.
|Current||Rev. David Randolph-Horn
Associate Minister or Priest at All Hallows, David has helped with the ministry from 2006 including during the vacancy between Ray Gaston and Steve Smith.
David is a Church of England minister with a qualification in Social Work. Until recently he worked for the Leeds Church Institute, previous to this he was Secretary to the Inner Cities Religious Council, Branch head of the Faiths Branch of the DTER on secondment from Church House Westminster, Vicar of St James’ Aston Birmingham, Unit Manager of East Birmingham Family Service Unit, and Community Work Advisor in Nottinghamshire Social Services Department.
David is currently a PhD research student working on “Spirituality at Work, an Inter Religious perspective” supervised by the Revd Prof Simon Robinson at Leeds Metropolitan University. During 2013 he temporarily providing pastoral oversight to the Church of the Venerable Bede in Armley during a vacancy.
David is also a founder member of Asylum Justice and Release (AJAR), LASSN and Manuel Bravo.
|2008 – 2014||Rev. Steve Smith
After a spell as a police constable 1972-5 and a social worker 1975-1987, Steve trained for the priesthood at the small, ‘non-party’ Salisbury & Wells Theological College 1987-9. He then served his title (first curacy) at the ‘middle-of-the-road’ St Peter’s church, Redcar 1989-92, during which time he and Simon became partners. In 1992 Steve decided to accept an offer of a second curacy at the Anglo-Catholic St Aidan’s church, Leeds, mainly because that particular churchmanship was alien to him and he wanted to learn about it at first hand – which he did between 1992 and 1996. The final year of this he was seconded to St Mary’s Beeston, Leeds, to support the then vicar who was terminally ill. In 1996 Steve became Rector of Lanteglos by Camelford with Advent in Cornwall.
Having long wanted to work in a healing environment Steve got the job of Chaplain to Castle Hill hospital, East Yorkshire in 1999 but left in 2001 following persistent homophobic harassment. There then followed a period in secondary education (2001-2008) working firstly as a classroom assistant, then learning mentor and finally non-teaching Head of House with responsibility for Child Protection and counselling.
Steve was then given the freehold of All Hallows Leeds in 2008, becoming also Area dean of Headingley deanery until February 2014 when he left to be priest-in-charge of the parish of Mabe and Ponsanooth, Cornwall.
|2015 –||Rev. Heston Groenewald
|1878 – 1879||Rev. Robey Rogers White
Christ Church College, Cambridge, BA 1877 and MA 1881. Robey was curate of Burley with charge of All Hallows from 1878 to 1879 before becoming curate in charge of Scissett from 1879-1883 and then vicar of Scissett with Skelmanthorpe from 1883.
|1886 – 1889||Rev. Charles Henry Lowe
Born 10 August 1863 in Stamford, educated at Trinity College Cambridge where he received a BA in 1885 and an MA in 1889. Charles was curate at All Hallows from 1886 until 1889. He married Edith Isabel Tetley, daughter of Francis William Tetley, on the 3rd September 1889 at St Chad’s Church, Far Headingley in Leeds. From 1889 to 1891 he was curate of St Peter’s in Huddersfield. He became Rector of Rylstone with Conistone from 1891, Rural Dean of Skipton from 1923 and Honary Canon of St Wilfrid in Bradford Cathedral from 1929. Charles died on the 27th May 1932.
Edith died on the 1st January 1939 at Felsgarth, Ben Rhydding.
|1890 – Aug 1892||Rev. Samuel Alfred Johnstone
Samuel studied at the London College of Divinity. He became a priest in 1890 and was curate of All Hallows from 1890 to 1892. He moved to become curate of Immanuel Church in Streatham from 1892 to 1899. He was vicar of St Andrew’s Newington from 1899 to 1902, St Mary Magdelane Peckham from 1902 to 1909, Rector of St George’s Birmingham from 1909 to 1920, Rural Dean of Birmingham Central from 1912 to 1916 and 1919 to 1920, Honorary Canon of Birmingham from 1917 to 1920. He left Birmingham to become Rector of South Somercotes, Louth in Lincolnshire from 1920.
|Oct 1892 –||Rev. J.H.Wertheim
14, St John’s Terrace
Hyman Jona Wertheim was born in Poland about 1855 and was one of the curates at Leeds Parish Church, he was loaned to All Hallows to help out after the previous curate left. He died in London in 1896.
|1892 – 1895||Rev. James Ogden Coop
James was born about 1869 and studied at Exeter College Oxford where he gained a BA in Modern History in 1892 and an MA in 1895. James was curate of All Hallows from 1892 to 1895, curate of West Derby in Liverpool from 1895 to 1901 and St Agnes in Sefton Park, Liverpool from 1901 to 1905. James married Ethel Wolstenholme on the 29 April 1901 at St Michael’s Church in Headingley, Leeds. He became vicar of St Catherine’s in Abercromby Square, Liverpool from 1905. During the war James served with the Army Chaplain’s Department, Sc F DCO’s Department and he became senior chaplain to the 55th (West Lancashire) Division in France, he later wrote a history of the division. After the war his title was the Colonel the Revd.J.O.Coop DSO, TD, MA. He moved to St Margaret’s Anfield about 1921.
James died on the 2nd June 1928 leaving a widow, Ethel. There is a tribute to James by General Sir H S Jeudwine KCB KBE.
|1897 – 1903||Rev. William Nutley
William was born on 23 April 1871, the son of a brewer in Newbury. He was educated at Newbury Grammar School and St John’s College, Cambridge gaining a BA in 1892, MA in 1895. He was curate of St Michael’s, Bristol from 1894 to 1897. He became curate of All Hallows from 1897 to 1903 and then curate of St Margaret’s Horsforth from 1903 to 1908. He then became curate of Bramley from 1908 to 1909. William became vicar of Beeston in Leeds in 1909 until his tragic death on 17th May 1917 as a result of a cycling accident. He left a widow, Clara (nee Haines who he married in 1903).
|1904-1905||Rev. William Edward Oswald Parry
Curate of All Hallows from 1904 to 1905, Curate and then vicar, from 1907, of St James’, Aston in Birmingham, until 1917. William was then vicar of St Andrew’s Whitehall Park from 1917 to 1929 before moving to Bolam in Morpeth.
|1905-1907||Rev. George Simpson Carruthers
Born 1 February 1879 in Lancaster. Educated at Lancaster School and Selwyn College Cambridge, BA in 1901. Curate of Clapham, Yorkshire 1903-1905, All Hallows Leeds from 1905 to 1907, Wetheral with Warwick 1907-1909. Illness forced George to retire and he moved to Tasmania to try fruit growing. This was not very successful and he moved into politics. There is a good online biography of George.
George died of cancer in Tasmania on 29 June 1949
|1908-1910||Rev. Theodore Fenton Page
Born about 1862 in Minehead, Somerset. After his curacy at All Hallows, Theodore served at Methley from 1911-1912, St Clements in Ipswich from 1913-1915. He we as chaplain to Dowager Lady Quilter from 1915-1917, L. to Offic Dio. Bris. 1922-1931 and C. of St. Minver w St.Mich. and St.Enodoc, Dio. Truro from 1931. Died 28 February 1953 in Teignmouth aged 91
|1909 -1910||Rev.Thomas Hadfield
Born about 1857, Thomas studied at the University of Ediburgh gaining an MA in 1885. He was curate of All Hallows from 1909 to 1910 and them moved to St Mary’s, Wheatley from 1915 to 1917, Keighley from 1917 to 1919 and Methley from 1922 until he died on 1 Sep 1934 in Leeds Infirmary.
|1915 – 1918||Rev. William Armstrong Gates
William studied at St Johns Hall Durham and gained a BA in 1913. He was curate of Spofforth from 1913 to 1915 before becoming curate at All Hallows from 1915 to 1918. He then moved to St Clements in Leeds from 1918 to 1923 and Sandal Magna from 1923 to 1928. He became vicar of Skidby in the Diocese of York in 1928.
|1928 – 1931||Rev. Vere Townshend Ducker
Wadham College Oxford BA 1926, MA 1930, Wycliffe Hall Oxford 1927. Curate of All Hallows from 1928 to 1931 and then Prittlewell in the diocese of Chelmsford from 1931.
|1934 –||Rev. H A Wareham