The Rev Peter Mayo-Smith has been working in the village for seven years.

“I have enjoyed myself and it’s been wonderful to meet so many different people,” he said.

“I want to be able to see Christmas through here because, of course, Christmas is such an important time.

“I’ll be very sorry to leave Haworth and Cross Roads, and I will miss it. But I am also excited to be going to Eldwick. It’s a new challenge, which I’m looking forward to.

“I have good friends in the congregation at Eldwick, whom I’ve known for a long time, so it’s not like I’m going somewhere totally new.”

Mr Mayo-Smith has previously worked at St John’s Church in Greengates, as well as at Holy Trinity in Idle and Holy Trinity in Queensbury.