Distinguished consultant forensic physician Dr Alistair Irvine is to be the next chairman of the Friends of St Edmund’s Church in Sedgefield.

Distinguished consultant forensic physician Dr Alistair IrvineHe takes over from media consultant Ron Eyley, chairman for the past three years, who is leaving the area with his wife, Anne, to live in Rainton Bridge, Houghton Le Spring. The pair have agreed to continue their work with the committee of the Friends.

Dr Irvine (pictured), whose consultancy services are in demand throughout the UK and as far afield as the Cayman Islands, was elected at the annual meeting of the Friends.

He and his wife, Barbara, live on the outskirts of Sedgefield and worship regularly at St Edmund’s.

“We are all delighted that Dr Irvine has agreed to take over as chair of the Friends. He is the ideal man to lead the group as it prepares to tackle the church preservation challenges that lie ahead”, said Mr Eyley this week.

Re-elected to the committee were secretary Alison Hodgson, joint treasurers Nigel and Lynda Clegg and membership secretary Brian Mutch who will be supported by committee members Ron and Anne Eyley, Jimmy Seymour and Kevan Stevens.


Article courtesy of Ron Eyley


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