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 mobile – 07740 102 733 or landline – 01325 260 438

For any general enquiries please email us – cliftoncolumba [at] gmail [dot] com

 Rev 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 she does not receive any remuneration for her services)

Helen Cowen PCC secretary & Junior Church Leader


Alongside her job as a busy mum and Nanna, Helen is the PCC secretary 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

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