Who’s Who


Graham Thomson is our Pastor.  He is married to Dawn, and they have one son, Jude. They moved to Cleckheaton in August 2017 to start Spen Valley Church. Before that they lived in Huddersfield, where Graham grew up. Graham is a long suffering Huddersfield Town fan, and loves a beer with mates, a good book, and some really heavy guitars. Contact Graham at graham@spenvalleychurch.org or 07738285491.

Although Kevin moved to Yorkshire in 1985, he is still considered an incomer!  He is married to Tracey (a Yorkshire lass), and has two grown-up sons.  He has worked in IT for all his life, and been an elder of two other churches before moving to Spen Valley in 2019 to support the church here.  He enjoys music and films, occasionally walking a Cumbrian fell, and watching F1. Ale is real, wine is red, and coffee is black and strong.  He loves Italian food and a medium curry, and he has even been occasionally known to tinker with computers outside of work.  Intermittent tweets @zbnet

Women’s Worker

Dawn moved to Cleckheaton from Huddersfield to help plant the church in August 2017. She’s married to Graham, and mum to Jude. She’s worked as our Women’s Worker part-time since September 2018. Before that she was an RE teacher in Wakefield and Mirfield for 20 years. She’s passionate about helping women to understand the Bible and meet Jesus in it. Dawn enjoys singing in the Cleckheaton Community Choir, dancing, and spending time with people. You can reach Dawn on dawn@spenvalleychurch.org or 07738285684. She’s on Twitter too: @dawnpthomson