Reverend. Richard Walker


April 1963, Bradford


Grew up in Girlington, Bradford.

Interviewed in The Parish Church Of Saint  John The Evangelist, Yeadon. 

Date of Interview

13th July 2019

“I am very happy for you to use my interview and photos on the Back Chat website.

Best wishes, Richard”

Reverend Richard Walker 8th November 2020

This interview with the Reverend Richard Walker was recorded in the church of Saint John the Evangelist in Yeadon during the celebration of 175 years since the consecration of the church.

It is a bit echoey and you can hear the congregation and visitors and a child. As Richard says “everyone is welcome in the church” which includes vocal children and me!

Richard is a straightforward, plain speaking and friendly man who will surprise you with some of his views including exorcism and the church, missionary work in Belgium and the Bible.

Richard ends our chat with a message for future generations listening to the interview.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
St.  John’s Church00.20
Development Of Yeadon03.45
Family Life – Bradford06.10 
School Days – Bradford06.50
York University08.35
Missionary Work – Belgium10.00
Religion (Church Of England)13.00
The Bible24.10
Theological Training – Nottingham29.40
Young People and Church37.25
Vicars life40.20
Message For The Future48.50


Please take into consideration when listening to these interviews that the meaning of language changes over time and that interviewees have not intended to cause offence by anything said which now may be thought to be unacceptable.

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