People

The Vicar - Rev'd. Paul Deakin

I was ordained as a priest in 2014 after a long career in Engineering Design in the Aircraft and Automotive Sectors. Married to Angela, we have four grown up sons who are all making their way in life through varied careers. I have always enjoyed serving people, primarily through Church youth work and Scouting, but as my family grew up I realised Christ was calling me to serve in a new way. I left Bentley Motors Car Design in 2011 to train residentially for the priesthood through Mirfield College of the Resurrection. This is a monastic community in West Yorkshire, and whilst there I studied a Christian Theology Degree through Sheffield University. My interests have changed in recent years but I have always loved the outdoors and the beauty of the world in which we live. I am also an avid Stockport County fan as they are my home town team. I enjoy spending time with my wife and family and taking a supportive interest in all that they do.