New vicar to start at Easter

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The newly-appointed Vicar of St Mary’s Church in Tickhill and St Winifrid’s Church, Stainton, will be arriving in his first parish at the start of April.

Rev Christopher Betson, aged 30, attended Cranmer Hall Anglican Theological College in Durham, where he was ordained in July 2010.

He is married to Laura, who is also ordained, and the couple have a one-year-old son called Ted.

For the past three years he has been the curate at St James in Anston, near Rotherham.

Mr Betson formerly worked as a horticulturalist with the National Trust and his love of walking often takes him and his family to Clumber Park and to the Peak District.

He is also a fan of Formula One motor racing and is a keen gardener.