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Fr Anthony Jackson - Youth Chaplain
Fr Simon

Fr. Anthony Jackson grew up in the Bingley area. He was educated at St. Joseph’s Bingley, Cottingley Manor (middle) St. Bede’s Grammar and St. Joseph’s College, Upholland.  He was sent to Spain to St. Alban’s Seminary (the English College) and after three years spent a year in the Youth Centre in Skipton as a volunteer. He then started working for the Tax Office in Shipley. In 1985 he resumed studying for the priesthood with a year at Campion House, Osterley, under the Jesuits, before completing them at Ushaw College in Durham. Ordained on July 11th 1992 Fr. Anthony has been a priest for over 20years serving in parishes throughout the Diocese in Wakefield, Bradford and Leeds often combining parish work with chaplaincies to schools, and prisons or hospital. 


Anne Trotter - Youth Service Coordinator

Proud of her Geordie birthplace, Anne grew up in North Yorkshire so claims dual nationality! From a young age she wanted to be a teacher and fulfilled this dream by training at St Mary`s College, Fenham to teach RE and English. Her training ground was teaching at St John Fisher School in Chatham, Kent for 5 years before returning to Yorkshire as Head of RE at St Joseph`s Catholic College, Bradford. She loved teaching RE but got most enjoyment from delivering retreats, organising pilgrimages and school missions and planning creative liturgy as a member of the Chaplaincy team. Involvement in training teachers of RE led Anne to work at Leeds Trinity University for a number of years before being appointed to her current position. She is thrilled to be working at Myddelton Grange with young people and is excited about the opportunities and challenges the work will bring. Anne is an active member of Our Lady and St Joseph`s Parish in Bingley and has a daughter who is a teacher in Bradford.


Steph - Youth Service Assistant


Hannah - Diocesan Youth Officer


Myddelton Grange Catholic Retreat Centre
Langbar Road, Ilkley, LS29 0EB