Born in Liverpool Darwent was educated at Ormskirk Grammar School. After military service in the Far East with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers he was ordained Deacon in 1963; and Priest in 1964. He was a Curate in Wigan then held incumbencies in Strichen, New Pitsligo and Fraserburgh. He was made a Canon of St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen in 1971; and was Dean of Aberdeen and Orkney from 1973 to 1978. He was also a JP in Aberdeen from 1988 to 1997.
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