Stuart Bain

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John Stuart Bain (born 12 October 1955) was the Archdeacon of Sunderland [1] from 2002 until 2018. [2] [3]


Early life

White was educated at Van Mildert College, Durham and trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge.

Ordained ministry

Bain was ordained in 1981 and served curacies in Washington and Dunston. He was Area Dean of Auckland from 1996 to 2002; was made an Honorary Canon of Durham Cathedral from 1998 to 2002; and Archdeacon of Sunderland in 2002. [4]

Personal life

Bain married Angela Forster in 1978: they have two sons and one daughter.

Stuart was the father of video game commentator John Bain (TotalBiscuit) [ citation needed ]


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  1. Durham Anglican
  2. Durham Diocesan News
  3. ‘BAIN, Ven. (John) Stuart’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2015 ; online edn, Nov 2015 accessed 6 Nov 2016
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/9 p 33: London, Church House, 2008 ISBN   978-0-7151-1029-4
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