Assistant Curate : Fr Paul Mark Kronbergs
I was born in Middlesbrough, in Bright Street in 1955 and was baptised in St John’s Church on Marton road. I served an apprenticeship at Haverton Hill shipyard as a Plater/Shipwright. I married Sandra in 1976 and we now have two grown up children. In 1999 I began exploring a vocation to ordained ministry and eventually was selected to train on NEOC as a self-supporting minister. I was ordained priest in 2006. I exercised a worker-priest ministry within the engineering industry until 2022. Since then l have taken a stipendiary position with in the Church, giving up my engineering work to give more time to ministering to the two church communities. I continue to serve as assistant priest in the parish of St Columba with St Paul, and St John the Evangelist in Middlesbrough, with Fr Glyn Holland who is rural Dean, and vicar of All Saints Middlesbrough in overall charge.
I was involved with the St Columba Project, which is a drop-in centre for those on the edge of society e.g. the homeless, drug addicts and prostitutes, which sadly closed during the time of the pandemic. It is my hope that this may eventually restart I am also very keen to promote devotion to the Divine Mercy through the shrine at St John’s. My hobbies are reading, music, hill walking and D.I.Y.