Vicars Who Have Served the Parish of Cowick

From the first vicar of the parish until the creation of the Benefice of Great Snaith, fourteen vicars have taken on the role of Vicar of Cowick:

Name

 

Period

Rev William Smith   1852 - 1886
Rev F L Barton   1886 - 1893
Rev Cecil Sykes   1893 - 1897
Rev J A Harpley   1897 - 1908
Rev Eastwood Blackburn   1908 - 1929
Rev J Griffiths *   1917 - 1919
Rev Henry Waterton   1929 - 1937
Rev Claude Norton   1938 - 1956
Rev W A Surtees   1956 - 1958
Rev W N Coghlin   1959 - 1966
Rev Ernest Steinly   1966 - 1968
Rev Derek Draycott   1968 - 1972
Rev Cecil J Hodge   1973 - 1977
Rev Gareth Salisbury   1978 - 1986

 

Note *: Rev J Griffiths was Priest in Charge from 1917 to 1919 whilst the Rev Eastwood Blackburn was on active service.

Since the creation of the Benefice in 1986, two vicars have held the roles of Rector of the Benefice and Vicar of Cowick.


Name

 

Period

Rev Canon Cyril Roberts   1986 - 2012
Rev Eleanor Robertshaw   2013 -

 

The text in this section is based on text produced in the booklet produced by Leslie Cooper to commemorate 150 Years of Cowick Church in 2004. Permission to draw upon this text was kindly given by Mr Paul Cooper.