I thought I might write a short piece about who I am and my family - I am your new Vicar/Rector Revd David Harry Messer. I am married to Beverley who is a Primary School Teacher and we have two daughters Charlotte who teaches in York and Olivia who is currently working as a Graphic Designer in Norwich.

I was born in India and came back to the UK in 1966 where with my parents and my brother Mike ended up moving to Yorkshire as my father worked for USPG and my mum worked at York University.
My wife and girls were all born in Yorkshire my 2 girls in Beverley. I am an adopted Yorkshireman. I worked in a number of jobs mainly working on the land either for farmers or at the end of that time for MAAF.

I then worked in Social Housing and got my Housing Professional Degree for RCIH. I worked for EYBC and then the ERYC before moving South 20 years ago to work for a Local Authority advising on a range of Housing issues. All my wok focussed on the issues facing rural communities and that is where my heart lies in rural communities and trying to help, understand and deal with issues that arise.

I was called to the Priesthood in an encounter with God whilst in Woolpit in Suffolk. I went through the training and became Curate to 5 rural parishes. I stayed and became Rector appointed by the Queen as Patron. I then took on a further 3 parishes and was Rural Dean overseeing and developing plans for the Deanery, Benefices and Parishes where we placed God at the centre of or thinking.

I love watching football – I support Arsenal - please be kind to me - love cycling. I cycled 1100km last year to raise funds for the 8 churches, Combat Stress, and organisations working with families suffering PTSD and USPG.

I love music, reading and being with my family.

Thank you. I hope this helps you can always ring me on 01482 864630. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or knock on my door.

Finally a massive thank you to all those who have welcomed us but more importantly those who have continued God's work in the Benefice during the Interregnum.