Man follows his wife into clergy

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THE husband of a female South Yorkshire vicar is following his wife into the clergy.

Bishop of Sheffield Dr Steven Croft is ordaining Michael Burn as a Deacon in a service at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday evening.

Mr Burn is to serve as a Self Supporting Curate at Rotherham Minster and will be ordained as a priest in summer next year.

He is a serving magistrate in Sheffield and is married to the Reverend Sue Hobley, vicar of Wath Upon Dearne.

Mr Burn said: “I am very grateful for the welcome, help and encouragement I have received from both the staff and the congregation at the Minster. Now that I am to be ordained, I look forward to serving the community.”