The Ministry Team
Rev. Canon Chris Coates, Vicar
Chris came to Bishopthorpe in 2002 with his wife Pam and his daughter, Lizzie. As well as vicar of St Andrew's he also looks after Holy Trinity Acaster Malbis, All Saints', Appleton Roebuck and St John's, Acaster Selby.
Chris has recently completed a book - "Archbishop's Church" about the history of St Andrew's Church. Click here to find out more.
Rev. Pam Macnaughton, Curate
I have been curate at St Andrew's since my ordination. I also carry an 'Ordained Pioneer Minster' label, which means I am expected to focus on establishing new forms of church that are accessible and relevant to people who find traditional Christian worship alien and difficult. My background is in Christian publishing, where I have worked for many years as an editor of magazines and websites - most recently as the web and newspaper editor for the Fresh Expressions initiative. Do ask me what on earth that was all about. I am married to Malcolm and we have four children.