Derek Hodgson (priest)

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John Derek Hodgson was an Anglican priest in the last decades of the 20th century and the first of the 21st.

Born on 15 November 1931,[1] he was educated at King James School, Bishop Auckland and St John's College, Durham. After a short service commission in the Durham Light Infantry he was ordained in 1954 and began his career with curacies in Hartlepool and Sunderland.[2] He held incumbencies at Stillington, Consett, and Gateshead before becoming Archdeacon of Auckland in 1983, serving[3] for a decade. In 1993 he became Archdeacon of Durham[4] and served for four years.[5] He died on 22 November 2007.[6]


  1. ^ "Hodgson, Ven. (John) Derek", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, December 2008 accessed 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1959-60 p545
  3. ^ Durham Record Office
  4. ^ Church news The Times (London, England), 24 March 1993; p. 23.
  5. ^ "Church news", The Times (London, England), 9 January 1997; p. 18.
  6. ^ Obituary