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Archdeacon of Durham
The Venerable Ian Jagger

15 The College

Telephone 0191 3847534


Personal Secretary:  
Revd Ruth Jagger

The Durham Archdeaconary stretches east-west across the centre of the Diocese of Durham from Consett and Stanley in the west, through Durham itself, to Sedgefield in the south and Hartlepool and Seaham on the coast. Former pit communities make up a large proportiion of the area.

The Archdeacon is also a Residentiary Canon at Durham Cathedral, where he lives and shares in the worship and governance as Canon Treasurer. He moved to Durham after 5 years as Archdeacon of Auckland, and before that was Canon Missioner at Portsmouth Cathedral.

A Yorkshireman by birth, he was a curate in London, a parish priest in an ecumenical team in the Oxford Diocese and then a Team Rector in the Portsmouth Diocese before coming north again. 



The Archdeacon of Sunderland
The Ven Stuart Bain

St Nicholas Vicarage,
Hedworth Lane
Boldon Colliery.
NE35 9JA

Telephone: (0191) 536 2300

Personal Secretary: Mrs Linda Richardson



Archdeacon of Auckland
The Venerable Nick Barker

Holy Trinity Vicarage, 45 Milbank Road

Telephone 01325 480444

Personal Secretary: Mrs C Walton 

The Auckland Deanery is in the Diocese of Durham (and not in New Zealand!!!). It covers a section across the south of the Diocese. It's southern boundary is the River Tees and it includes the industrial and urban areas of Stockton and Billingham, the towns of Darlington and Bishop Auckland and other towns and villages stretching up the valleys of the Tees and Wear with the rural and farming communities.

The Archdeacon is also Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Darlington to which he gives a quarter time. He came into post in May 2007 when the then Archdeacon of Auckland moved to become Archdeacon of Durham. He came with the experience of having worked in the Diocese of St. Albans and Manchester and more recently of being over 20 years at Team Rector of one of the teams in Kidderminster in the Diocese of Worcester. He was brought up in the dales of Yorkshire and Cumbria.