A new deanery-wide ministry was celebrated and launched during the North Holderness Deanery Songs of Praise service at Wassand Hall near Hornsea on the 29th June.

The Regency house whose grounds include Hornsea Mere was the setting for the Licensing of the Revd Mo Desborough by the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Alison White.

Since Mo's ordination in 2015 she has served as Curate of Skirlaugh, Catwick, Long Riston, Swine with Ellerby, and of Sigglesthorne with Nunkeeling and Bewholme; now her ministry is extended to serve as House-for-Duty Curate across the whole of North Holderness Deanery.

"I had plans to go back to Northern Ireland but God had other ideas," said Mo. "I'm looking forward to getting to know the parishioners and children in the deanery."

Revd Mo Desborough

She will be based at Brandesburton and will assist four incumbents, working across 22 churches.

Lay Dean of North Holderness Shirley Hebden said, "This is a new and exciting venture for the Deanery as a whole and one that is an important part of our Deanery Plan."

Mo is from Northern Ireland and trained for ordination on the Yorkshire Ministry Course at Mirfield; her specialism is working with children and she plans to develop this further as she visits the twelve schools in the deanery.