Holbeck vicar honoured

AK1Alistair Kaye, priest in charge of Holbeck, Beeston Hill and Hunslet, has been honoured by Bishop John Packer by being made an Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral. Alistair (50),  who was ordained in 1990, has served in the Armley area of Leeds for fourteen years, ten of those as Vicar at Christ Church Upper Armley, and four years as deanery missioner for Armley. He was licensed to St Luke’s Holbeck in January, a new ministry in what he described as a “fascinating inner city community.” At the Cathedral service of Installation, on Sunday April 14, Bishop John paid tribute to Alistair’s encouragement, care and service to the churches of Armley. He was admitted to the College of Canons, made declarations of assent, and then the whole congregation, including many from Armley deanery, gathered round as the Dean of Ripon placed Alistair in his Cathedral stall. Alistair Kaye Born in Melbourne, Australian, Alistair came to Britain at the age of three when the family emigrated in the 1960’s. He and his wife Sue (pictured above) have been married for twenty five years and met while working together in 1986. Sue works as an ESL teacher with new communities at Holme Wood in Bradford. They have two children. .