Vicar – Rev’d Paul Arnold

Paul leads the revitalisation of St Paul’s.

He is married to Liz and has 3 fantastic kids.

Before coming here Paul was a curate at All Saints in Eaglescliffe. He trained as a Barrister and had a career in the Civil Service before following God’s call into Ordained Ministry and training in Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He loves playing music, board games and coffee.

Curate – Rev’d Alfred Jennings

Alfred is our Assistant Curate, that means he is with us for three years learning to be a vicar.

Before coming here Alfred trained at Trinity College in Bristol. He has worked for churches in Southampton and East Durham and also worked for Christians Against Poverty in Bradford. He grew up on the Isle of Wight, but has chosen to live in the North East, because he loves Parmos. He loves sailing, walking and anything else that gets him outside.


Our Churchwardens are elected officials in the church and part of the leadership team. With the incumbent, they are responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish.

John Eyles

John has been part of our Church family since August 2021. In his free time he loves a game of bowls.


We are currently looking a second church warden, if you think this could be you please talk to Rev Paul!

PCC Members

Our Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the leadership team of the Parish. They collaborate with the Vicar in the mission of St Paul’s in realising our vision and values. They are the employers of all church staff (except for the clergy). They are responsible for the financial management of the Parish, the fabric of the building and policies and procedures of the Parish.

Joan Williams – Safeguarding Officer

Geraldine Donegan – Elected Lay Rep

Cathy Ben-Ammeh – Co-opted Lay Rep

Linda Errington – Elected Lay Rep

Dorothy Aithwaite – Elected Lay Rep

Vacancies – Treasurer, Secretary, Electoral Roll Officer

Staff Team

Our staff team are serve the church helping us to fulfil our Vision and Values.

Tracy Carson

Children and Youth Worker:
Lauren Goodrick