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New Lay Ministers licensed at Durham Cathedral

On Saturday 16 September, people from across the Diocese gathered together to celebrate those called to exercise lay ministry within our Diocese. Eight lay ministers were admitted and licensed to the ministry of Licensed Lay Minsters, five people were authorised as Lay Pastoral Ministers, three people were licensed as Lay Ministers of the Word and one person was licensed as a Lay Chaplain. Bishop Paul led the service which was held at Durham Cathedral. 


Those who were admitted as a Licensed Lay Minister:

Julia Harrison - Dalton le Dale, Murton and South Hetton

Nichola Main - North Wearside Team Ministry

Lisa Oram - Byers Green, St Peter

Peter Snowden - Dinsdale with Sockburn, Hurworth and Middleton, St George

Ruth Stokes - Durham, St Nicholas

Paul Vincent - Chester le Street, St Mary and St Cuthbert

Jim Walsh - Great Aycliffe Team Ministry

Christopher Wilson - Hebbur, St John and Jarrow Grange, Christ Church


Those who have completed their training as a Lay Pastoral Minister:

Phil Brown - South Shields, St Stephen

Rob Cooper - Oxclose (Hope Family Church)

Cath Jones - Greenside, St John

Norma Todd - Greenside, St John

Pauline Wilcox - Winlaton, St Paul


Those who have completed their training as a Lay Chaplain:

Angela Stockdale - Belmont, St Mary Magdalene


Those who have completed their training as a Lay Minister of the Word:

Alison Donnison - The Boldons

John Hasell - Windy Nook and Gateshead Fell, St John the Evangelist

Jonathan Ward - Escomb, Witton Park, Etherley, Hamsterly and Witton-le-Wear


All photos taken during the service can be found on our Flickr account.  

First published on: 17th September 2023
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