Who’s Who

 Revd. Tony Roache

Rev. Anthony Roache (Tony) – Priest-in-charge

Tony can be seen out and about around both parishes of St Columba and St John, as he is also priest in charge of St John the Evangelist on Bank Top Darlington.

Any urgent concerns, and enquiries for Baptism’s and Weddings Tony can be contacted on his mobile 07740 102 733

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

Rev Sue Plummer – Associate Priest

S Plummer

 Rev Sue Bell Volunteer Priest


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

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.

Ethel Moore – Verger and longest member of St Columba’s

E Moore