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Priests on the move
THE Church of England’s Durham diocese has announced a number of new appointments. Rev Eileen Tarren, associate minister of Shadforth and Sherburn, has been appointed chaplain of Sherburn Hospital, near Durham. Rev Susannah Thorp, interim minister of Billingham, has been made priest in charge at Doxford St Wilfrid’s and chaplain to Durham University’s St John’s College. Rev Paul Neville, rector of Middleton St George and Sadberge, will become priest in charge at Stockton Holy Trinity with St Mark’s. Rev Sheilagh Williamson, priest in charge at Darlington St Hilda and St Columba, will additionally be priest in charge at Darlington St John’s.
POETRY READING: Gareth Reeves will read from Nuncle Music, his new sequence of poems about Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, at Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, on Friday, October 18, at 5.30pm. The event is part of Durham Book Festival. There will also be performances of music by Shostakovich from pianist Edward Cheesman and Shostakovich-inspired paintings by Barrie Ormsby will be on display. Tickets, priced £4 to £6, can be booked by calling 03000-266600.
ROB NEWMAN: Comedian and novelist Rob Newman will take his new show Rob Newman’s New Theory of Evolution to the Gala Theatre, Durham City, on Thursday (October 10) at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50, or £10 for concessions. To book, visit the box office, go online to galadurham.co.uk or call 03000-266600.
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