On July 27 2013, the two new ministers for the Joint Pastorate were inducted.
They are Revs Hilary and Stephen Collinson, who came to us from ministry in Lancashire.
They started preaching regularly in the pastorate in September 2013.
Hilary and Stephen have had varied posts before coming to Tees-Swale, leading parallel but independent mission lives as follows:
|Brighton Rd URC Gateshead||1983-1984||Ryton & Winlaton URC||1980-1984|
|Lancaster N. Group||1984-1987||Lancaster N. Group||1984-1992|
|Tilehurst (Berks)||2000-2006||West Reading Gp (Berks)||1992-1998|
|TLS Course Co-ordinator||2000-2006||Trinity, Sheffield||1998-2005|
Kirkham (Lancs) URC & NW Synod Training and Development Officer
|Oversight of Lytham URC||2007-2013|
|Oversight of Elswick URC||2008-2013|
Secretarial duties are carried out by a team of two Elders - the named Secretary is Miss Dorothy Thomson and she is supported by Mrs Maranny Jones, the past Church Secretary, as Admin. Secretary.
The role of named Secretary has assumed more duties in recent years and so Dorothy's admnistrative dutied are shared with Maranny.
The two worked together during Maranny's years as Secretary, so they have an understanding as to their respectives responsibilities.
Following the retiremet of our Treasurer of 22 years, a new Treasurer, Mr Peter Thomson, was been appointed from within our congregation. Peter is an accountancy professional.