The Church of St. Michael and St. Lawrence

Meet the team

The Vicar

The Revd Stephen McCaulay is the Vicar of Washburn and Mid-Wharfe United Benefice, including Fewston and Blubberhouses churches.

Stephen grew up in the seaside town of Stranraer in the south-west of Scotland and went to school near to Glasgow and then Aberdeen before going to university in Spain.  He trained as a Mental Health Nurse in Glasgow and specialised in working with children and young people for almost 15 years before training for ordination. Stephen was a Curate and then a Vicar of parishes in the city of Derby before joining the Army as a chaplain. When he ‘retired’ from the Army he became Rector of two country parishes in Kent.

Stephen first came to Yorkshire in 1985 when he worked at a hospital in York, then he moved to St. James’ Hospital in Leeds where he met his wife, Charlotte.  They married in Charlotte's village church in South Yorkshire before settling in Derbyshire.  Returning to Yorkshire in 1996 and moving to Mirfield, Stephen trained for ordination and daughter Becky was born while they were there. Becky spent her teenage years at school in Harrogate before going to Hull to study history.

Stephen and Charlotte know the area a little as Charlotte’s brother Andrew and his wife Sue have lived in Otley for around 20 years. (They ring at Otley Parish Church). 

Church Wardens

Cheri Beaumont and Pat Anderson are church wardens at Fewston and Blubberhouses Churches.          
Cheri and Pat can be contacted through the church website - click on the link below.

Visit the Church website

  • Heritage lottery fund - Lottery funded
  • Harrogate Borough Council
  • Yorkshire Water
  • The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service