Malcolm Harper

Malcolm Harper – Reader

Originally from Essex, Malcolm came to Southampton in 1974 to read Law at the University and has lived in Southampton ever since. He has worshipped in the Parish of North Stoneham and Bassett since 1975. Malcolm was licensed as a Reader in October 2000 and has enjoyed having the opportunity to preach and lead worship on a regular basis.

Malcolm’s wife, Rachel, is a piano teacher and Assistant Director of Music at St. Michael’s Bassett. His eldest daughter, Katherine, is Head of R.E. at a Church of England Academy in York. His son, Simon, is a tenor Lay Clerk at Hereford Cathedral and his youngest daughter, Louise, is in her second year of a music degree course at Birmingham University and is also a Choral Scholar at Birmingham Cathedral. Malcolm has a keen interest in church music and is a member of three choirs which regularly sing services in cathedrals and abbeys throughout England and Wales. Malcolm is a consultant with a firm of solicitors in Southampton, having recently retired as the firm’s senior partner.