The Rev Graham Cutler joined us in September this year with responsibility for all our churches plus Barton church in the Darlington circuit. This is what he says about himself:
"We havecrossed the Pennines from glorious Lancashire to a place which is all very new to us, The Land of the Prince Bishops.
With a long background as an electronics engineer in Research & Development, I have spent the last 19 years serving as Presbyter in two circuits in Lancashire.
We are enjoying discovering this beautiful dale, along with my wife, Jude and our faithful dog, Boris. Jude & I have two adult children, Naomi and Nathanael, in whom we delight.
Our reason for being here is simple: to share in the worship and work which the Lord has given to the churches here, namely to love as Jesus loves, to follow His Word (Matt.5:16-18 RSV) and to make disciples - fully committed followers of Christ. I have a deep appreciation of the traditional but a desire to communicate in the present.
We have experienced such a warmth of welcome here and perhaps, over time, you will get used to my sense of humour (maybe?!) Blessings, Graham