Hi, I’m Sarah and I serve as a curate to the people of Barnard Castle and surrounding area. I was born and brought up in Darlington just down the road. I do not come from a church family but around the age of 11 I was aware of God’s presence and took myself off to my nearest church to find out more.
I found myself in my local parish church and there I was nurtured and grown in faith. Back then the ordination of women was not possible, and God’s call on me came later in life; first to Reader ministry and then ever louder until I gave in and started to discern a call to ordained ministry. I trained at Cranmer Hall in Durham and was ordained deacon in 2019 by the Bishop in his cathedral in Durham.
Due to the pandemic I was priested here at St Mary’s with Alec and the Archdeacon doing their best to keep a good distance. The picture will always remind me of what strange times it has been.
Picture courtesy of Keith Blundy
Together with the gifts and talents of all the congregation I hope to show that Jesus is the way the truth and the life to people who do not yet know the fullness of Him. I am definitely not a morning person, so it takes me a while to throw off the covers but after a cup of tea I am raring to go and my love of life and the wonderful creation we have been given by God sets me up for the day.