The Revd Shaun Swithenbank, BSc


Tel: 0191 340 9701

Shaun is in his early 50s and did his undergraduate studies in combined sciences in Wales. Working first as a teacher and then training for the ministry, he served as a Methodist Minister in Rochdale and Harrogate before coming to Durham.

His wife, Jane, is an optometrist and they have two children who will be at university this year.

Contact the minister here for: baptisms, weddings and funerals, or other topics .

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Deacon Annette Sharp BA

Annette Sharp

Tel: 0191 3737 446

Annette joined the team in Sept 2013, having lived in West Yorkshire for many years and then training at Wesley House, Cambridge.

Prior to training as a Methodist Deacon she had a long and successful career as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS. This has given her valuable experience of working alongside people in many and varied life circumstances.

Annette is ‘mum’ to two married daughters and has two young grandchildren.

For hobbies, she says it is easier to say what she won’t do – base jumping, parachuting or bungee jumping, most other things she’ll at least have a go at.

Contact Annette