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Fitzharris, Ven. Robert Aidan locked

Born 19 Aug. 1946; s of late John Joseph and Margaret Louisa Fitzharris; m 1971, Lesley Margaret Mary Rhind; three d

Archdeacon of Doncaster, 2001–11, Archdeacon Emeritus, since 2012

Education

St Anselm’s Coll., Birkenhead; Sheffield Univ. (BDS 1971); Lincoln Theol Coll. (Gen. Ministerial Exam. 1989)

Career

General dental practice, 1971–87; part-time Clinical Asst to Prof. of Child Dental Health, Charles Clifford Dental Hosp., Sheffield, 1978–85. Ordained deacon, 1989, priest, 1990; Asst Curate, Dinnington, 1989–92; Vicar of Bentley, 1992–2001; Substitute Chaplain, HMP Moorland, 1992–2001; Area Dean, Adwick-le-Street, 1995–2001. Hon. Associate Chaplain, Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexbrough Montague Hosp. Trust, 1995–2001; Hon. Canon, Sheffield Cathedral, 1998; Hon. Associate Priest, Doncaster Minster, 2014–; Hon. Chaplain to Civic Mayor of Doncaster, 2014–15; Hon. Chaplain to High Sheriff of S Yorks 2015–16. Chairman: Sheffield Diocesan Strategy Gp, 1999–2001; Sheffield Diocesan Bd of Educn, 2001–11; Sheffield Diocesan Parsonages Cttee, 2001–11; Doncaster Minster Develt Cttee, 2005–07; Together for Regeneration Project, 2004–10; Refurnish Ltd (formerly Doncaster Refurnish Ltd), 2007–; Member: Doncaster Adv. Gp, Common Purpose S Yorks, 2004–; Res. Ethics Cttee, Sheffield Univ., 2007–. Founding Chm., Bentley Assoc. for Supportive Help, 1995–2001; Chairman: Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust, 2003–; Doncaster Freeman Gp, 2015– (Vice Chm., 2014–15). Chm., Wildwood Project (Bentley) Ltd, 1998–2004. Chm., Friends of Doncaster Mansion House, 2015–; Vice-Patron, Doncaster and Dist Family Hist. Soc., 2006–; Patron, Doncaster and Dist Heritage Assoc., 2016. Life Mem., Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Soc. of Hammerfest, Norway, 2012. Hon. Freeman, Bor. of Doncaster, 2008. Occasional broadcaster, BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought; regular contributor, BBC Radio Sheffield

Recreations

travelling the world to cuddle local and and antipodean grandchildren, cooking for them, and attempting to read at the same time

Address

Amberley, Old Bawtry Road, Finningley, Doncaster DN9 3BY

(01302) 773220

lesleyfitzharris@waitrose.com