Contact details for each team member can be found on their profile.
The Reverend Andy Nicholson
I was born in Sheffield but brought up in Cheltenham. I studied Theology and English at Ripon & York St John before teaching English as a foreign language in China for 4 years. I was trained for ordination at St John's College in Nottingham and served my curacy in the East Richmond Team in North Yorkshire. My passions are hill walking in the Lake District and drinking real Ale (preferably one after the other). Recently, I walked the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James). Click here to see some of the highlights of my Camino.
I really enjoy my role as a licenced lay minister at St Philip’s. My great joy is meeting people, and being part of an outward-looking church community means that I can spend time talking to people ranging from young families who want a christening to elderly people experiencing bereavement. I am fortunate enough to be a part of the fabulous teams which run Elderberries and the Dad’s Club. Outside the parish, I do some work for the Leeds School of Ministry and the Lay Training Team. Anne, our three sons, their wives and our six grandchildren keep me sane, and the garden is my escape route. I look forward to meeting you.
I trained for ordination at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham, reading for a Diploma in Theology and Mission and started my Curacy here in July 2017. I am married to Jess and have three children, Jacob, Reuben and Rose. We live in Scholes. I was born in Suffolk but have spent my working life in West Yorkshire as a Parish Administrator, Graphic Designer and Web Developer. My first degree in Leeds was a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design, specialising in Illustration. My interests and hobbies include art and music. I have strong connections with Hilfield Youth Camp (SSF) and assist Andy with Leeds Festival Angels.
I am currently on secondment to the Benefice of Allerton Bywater, Kippax and Swillington. Please contact Rev. Andy or Alan Stanley in my absence.
I was a teacher for many years, including some time as a mission partner in Africa. It was there that having a living relationship with Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit became important to me, and my journey with the Lord continues. Later I worked in a Christian bookshop in Leeds, during which time I trained as a Lay Reader. I have lived in Scholes and worshipped at St. Philip’s for over 30 years. After retirement from paid employment, I became more involved in various aspects of ministry at St. Philip’s. Currently, I organise the Friday Communion Service and run a Prayer Group.
Tel: 0113 2605073
I have lived in Scholes with my husband and children for over 30 years and we now have 2 grandchildren. Two years ago I retired as a childminder and became Churchwarden, so now I look after the church buildings and grounds instead of children. Although I usually manage to find children as well! I have known about Jesus all my life but as a teenager, I rebelled and only came back to church when I had my first child. And I have been here ever since. If you have any questions about St. Philip’s please email or phone me.
I lead the music worship group on Sunday mornings and run the Pathfinder group on a Friday evening during term time.
Tel: 0113 264 1840
I run the Little Fishes group on a Tuesday and I am the safeguarding lead for St Philip's. If you would like more information about any aspect of St Philip’s Church safeguarding policies, or you have any concerns, in the first instance, please contact me.
The Mothers Union Group share fellowship, fun and faith. Through prayer, projects, campaigns and fundraising we respond to needs, reaching out to support family life in all its forms. If you would like to know more about us, please contact me.
Tel: 0113 264 5289
Community Cafe Coordinator
I am responsible for coordinating the Community Cafe that is open every Tuesday, Friday and the last Saturday of the month. If you are interested in volunteering at the cafe, or you would like more information, please contact me.
I am a lecturer in nursing and have a son who is a keen rugby player (both Union and League!). Although I was brought up as a Catholic, it wasn’t until my 30s, that I decided to take my faith seriously and started exploring what a relationship with Jesus really meant. I’m still on that journey! My role as web editor is to ensure the site is up-to-date and information is easy to find. If you have any queries about the website, please email me.