Ordination of Priests 2018 (Picture: Keith Blundy)

Twenty people from diverse walks of life and all ages from twenty-eight to seventy-two will be ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies to be staged at Durham Cathedral on June 30, 1st July and Seaham Harbour on the 2nd July 2018.

Each one has been called to ordained ministry after amassing a wealth of experiences in a wide range of places and jobs and include everyone from a former footballer to a retired miner.


Paul BarkerSunderland, St Chad
David BondSouth Hetton
Frances CooperGainford and Winston
Simon GrundyHerrington, Penshaw and Shiney Row
Carol HarrisWheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with Hutton Henry
Emily HudghtonStockton Parish Church
Mark HudghtonShildon
Mark MawhinneySeaham Harbour and Dawdon
Sabine Tenge-HeslopHarelaw and Annfield Plain
Graham YoungSunderland, St Mary and St Peter



Cameron AbernethyCockerton
Paul ArnoldPreston-on-Tees
Alexander CrawfordGateshead, St Helen and Bensham, St Chad
Michelle DelvesStranton, All Saints
Brenda ForresterWashington
Clive HallStranton, All Saints
Mark HarrisonChester le Street
Pouya HeidariBishopwearmouth, St Gabriel
Philip MurrayStockton-on-Tees, St Peter
Maeve SherlockDurham, St Nicholas

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