The Revd Canon Sue Pinnington will be leaving Durham Diocese this summer for pastures new.
Sue will be taking up the role of Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys and Director of Mission in the Diocese of Monmouth in the Church of Wales.
Not at all daunted by ‘leading the way’, Sue, jokes: “My current parish has had a named Rector since 1131 – but I became the first woman Rector in 2008! As parish priests, every role is new to us at the beginning.”
Bishop Paul said: “I am delighted for Sue, this is a role that will very much suit her skills. I want to thank her for the ten years of service she has given to the Diocese and wish her every success for the future.”