New Uckfield curate is already under starter’s orders

Uckfield news
Uckfield news

Uckfield’s new Church of England curate has worked at Aintree, Newmarket and as part of the London 2012 back-up team.

Christian Mitchell, 42, will be ordained deacon by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner in Chichester Cathedral on June 28.

He trained as a chartered surveyor before switching to racecourse management.As a deacon he will continue to prepare for ordination to the priesthood in a year’s time.

He said: “I worked at Aintree helping with two Grand Nationals before moving to Newmarket Racecourses as operations manager for nine years where I also managed building projects. Before moving to Oxford to study at Ripon College Cuddesdon, I helped deliver catering services to two of the Olympic venues.”

Christian is married to Vicky, a rural practice chartered surveyor. They have sons Hugh, 11, a chorister at Chichester Cathedral and Charlie, seven.