Our neighbours at St Barnabas' have made the following statement on their Facebook page:
"We are delighted to announce that the Lord Bishop of Durham has invited The Rev’d Diane Ryan to become the new Priest in Charge of Blaydon, High Spen and Rowlands Gill.
We are also delighted to announce that Diane has accepted the offer.
Diane is currently serving in the parish of Great Snaith in the Diocese of Sheffield.
The licensing date will be announced shortly, but it will be sometime in the early Spring.
Please pray for Diane and for her family and for these parishes as she prepares for this new role."