Who’s Who


We are in interregnum – the time when we are in the process of looking for a new

Priest-in-charge Revd. Tony Roache (as from 22nd July 2019)

is our Priest-in-charge and can be seen out and about around the parish. is also priest in charge of St John’s Church on Bank Top Darlington, for our local schools St Aidan’s Academy. and Skerne Park Academy

For general enquiries please email us – cliftoncolumba [at] gmail [dot] com – or phone 01325 352 793


 Rev’d Sue Bell Volunteer Priest


We are lucky to have Sue who is qualified as a Priest which means that she can assist and take on every duty that a Priest-in-charge or a Vicar does. (Sue is non-stipendiary, so does not receive any remuneration for her services)

Sue also offers support to people in the local community, She has lived on Skerne Park for a number of years and is a familiar face to many people in our parish.


Maureen Pressley Church warden and Pastoral Assistant


Maureen, who also lives on Skerne Park, is St Columba’s church warden. As well as making sure things run smoothly at the church, she is now fully trained to be a Pastoral Assistant, which means that she provides pastoral support to members of the local community.

Helen Cowen Church Warden & Junior Church Leader


Alongside her job as a busy mum and Nanna, Helen is a church warden and helps to run our Junior church

Susan Degnan Volunteer bookings/treasurer of the Clifton Community Centre

Susan is involved in many aspects of church life and is a volunteer for the Clifton Centre, as the Bookings secretary and treasurer.

David Toes Organist

David is the church organist, who has worshipped at St Hilda’s church then St Columba’s Church for many years.