Former nurse to serve in Sherburn

A former nurse will be among 15 women and men to be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell at York Minster on Saturday June 26.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 2:45 pm

Caroline Comer-Stone will serve as Assistant Curate at Sherburn-in-Elmet with Saxton, following a career including spells as an NHS Nurse, interior designer, curtain maker and estate agent, and latterly as assistant to the Chairman and the Council of Governors of a large NHS Trust.

She and her husband Warwick both retired and moved to Yorkshire in 2015.

Caroline was born into the Roman Catholic Church and was received into the Church of England in 1997.

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On joining All Saints Church in Sherburn-in-Elmet the call to ministry, which she says she had been denying for many years, finally emerged.

She said: “I trained at St Hild College, Mirfield which has been a wonderfully affirming experience; I have been supported throughout by tutors and fellow students alike and have treasured the time I have spent there.

“I would like to re-engage with my pub ministry and with people in the industrial estate. I am currently learning the role of Rural Chaplain.”

Fifteen women and men including a serving firefighter, current and former teachers, a hospital chaplain, and workers in homeless services will be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York in the service in York Minster which starts at 4.30pm. It will be live streamed at www.yorkminster.org.