Adrian Colin Gatrill new

Adrian is a priest in the Church of England, married to Debbie, with three grown-up children. After serving a curacy in the Black Country, he joined the Chaplains Branch of the Royal Air Force in 1989 and served in a variety of units in the UK and overseas, including the Falkland Islands, the Gulf and Afghanistan.  He became Lead Chaplain in Durham Constabulary in 2011.  Alongside his chaplaincy role, Adrian is a member of the diocesan vocations team and a national Bishops’ Adviser for Selection.  In recognition of his ministry to the police, Adrian was made an Honorary Canon of Durham Cathedral in 2016. Adrian held various roles within the National Association of Chaplains to the Police:  the lead representative for the North-East, Training Officer, and Deputy National Police Chaplain.  He is a founder Board member of Police Chaplaincy UK, and currently holds the Learning and Development portfolio. Adrian has found it a particular pleasure organising training events around the country; opportunities to engage with chaplains in many different forces.  Recently, he has been involved with other members of Police Chaplaincy UK and the College of Policing in the development of nationally recognised professional profiles for police chaplains and the online induction course, with the latter’s potential integration into post-graduate study with the University of Wales.  


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