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 Barker Sunderland, St Chad
David Bond South Hetton
Frances Cooper Gainford and Winston
Simon Grundy Herrington, Penshaw and Shiney Row
Carol Harris Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with Hutton Henry
Emily Hudghton Stockton Parish Church
Mark Hudghton Shildon
Mark Mawhinney Seaham Harbour and Dawdon
Sabine Tenge-Heslop Harelaw and Annfield Plain
Graham Young Sunderland, St Mary and St Peter



Cameron Abernethy Cockerton
Paul Arnold Preston-on-Tees
Alexander Crawford Gateshead, St Helen and Bensham, St Chad
Michelle Delves Stranton, All Saints
Brenda Forrester Washington
Clive Hall Stranton, All Saints
Mark Harrison Chester le Street
Pouya Heidari Bishopwearmouth, St Gabriel
Philip Murray Stockton-on-Tees, St Peter
Maeve Sherlock Durham, St Nicholas

Full details of Ordinands and their pen pictures

Pictures from ordinations

Purchase Pictures

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