Darren McIndoe was Curate at St Johns from July 2006 until June 2009, returning to lend a hand in 2012 for the Olympics.
Darren received a B.A. in Church History and English from St David's University College, Lampeter. He also received a B.A. in Theology and an Advanced Diploma in Urban Theology from Trinity College, Bristol - where he trained for the ministry.
Before moving to Bristol, Darren lived on the edge of the New Forest. He worked at a residential school for boys with Asperger Syndrome, as a Senior Learning Support Worker.
Darren's final year in Bristol was spent on placement at Easton Christian Family Centre, where he had a range of responsibilities including PCC, Youth work, Leading and Preaching at services.
While at St. John's he was also part of the Newham Fairtrade Campaign, and on the Steering group of Faithful Friends
- a group that aims to bring people of different faiths together to learn about one another.
Darren was ordained Deacon at Chelmsford Cathedral on July 2nd, 2006, and ordained Priest at St Mary's, Woodford on June 29th 2007.
In June 2009 Darren left St John's to take up the position of Associate Minister at Emmanuel, Forest Gate.
In June 2010 he became Rector of the Joint Benefice of St. John's Church, Burslem, and St. Paul's Church, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent.
In 2016 Darren became Team Vicar in Hanley The Holy Evangelists Team and Assistant Rural Dean of Stoke North.