Doris Stokes was born Doris Sutton in Grantham, Lincolnshire on the 6th January 1920. She was recognised as a medium by the Spiritualists' National Union in 1949; however she gave up mediumship in 1962 to become a nurse.
Five years later Doris Stokes returned to her work as a clairaudient medium and later became the resident medium at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain in London.
She came into the public eye by appearing on Australian television which then sparked sell-out performances at the Sydney Opera House. Doris became a worldwide celebrity touring many countries including America. She died in 1987 after an operation to remove a brain tumour from which
she never regained consciousness.