Father John is new chap

Father John Swinhoe, the new Chaplain for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, with Acting Chief Fire Officer Alex Bennett
Father John Swinhoe, the new Chaplain for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, with Acting Chief Fire Officer Alex Bennett

A NEW chaplain has been appointed to minister the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

A ceremony was held at the county’s fire service headquarters in West Hartford to welcome Father John Swinhoe.

Just two days later, he attended St Paul’s Cathedral in London alongside other fire and rescue service chaplains and officers to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA.

Father John’s role involves supporting all of the service’s staff in their work protecting the communities of Northumberland.