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New chaplain for charity
3:31pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
DURHAM’S Sherburn Hospital has a new chaplain who was licensed at a ceremony today (Wednesday, October 9).
The Rev Eileen Tarren, who was previously Associate Priest/Self Supporting Minister of Sherburn and Shadforth, will provide pastoral care to residents and staff at the hospital’s care home and almshouses.
The ceremony was conducted by the Archdeacon of Durham , The Venerable Ian Jagger, in the hospital’s 12th Century chapel.
It is an ancient foundation established by the Bishop of Durham in 1181 and was a leper colony but now provides residential care for the elderly. In addition it gives grants to other causes in the region.
The charity’s chief officer, Stephen Hallett, said that the role of chaplain was important and catered to people of all faiths or none.
The Rev Tarren takes over from the Rev Kevin Dunne, who retired in the summer.
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