Hi I am John Schofield. I am the Probationary Minister at Clifton and Trinity, Monkgate.
I am married to Ruth, we met in Ruth's home town of Prestatyn, on the North Wales coast, and have two children: Andrew and Kathryn. Andrew is currently at university in Manchester studying 'Business Management', and Kathryn is at Harrogate College studying 'Information Technology' (computer programming and systems).
Previously I have worked as a PhD chemist for Castrol the lubricants and fuels people, as part of BP; conducted R&D for a laundry washing products' company and also designed household cleaners. Ruth works as a ward clerk at the local hospital. We met while her father and I were training as a local preacher in the 1990s.
I was born in Manchester, but grew up on the Lancashire coast in Lytham St. Annes, where my parents still live. Part of my heritage is from the East Riding, however, and Yorkshire blood will out — my maternal grandmother was from North Cave. Coming to the York and Hull district means we are remaining in God's own county.
John Schofield has pastoral care of: