I’ve been a member of St.Luke’s since 1987 having lived in Sheffield and the Hope Valley since 1970 when I arrived as a student in the University Biochemistry dept. Jo and I have a grown-up son and daughter. Until six years ago I was head of science at a local school and am now a laboratory ‘manager’ in the same establishment.
I’ve been a Lay Reader since 1985, nowadays mainly involved in the preaching ministry. I am particularly interested in learning and relating how the theology developed through the time of compiling the Bible has led to present-day understanding of Christianity.
I have lived in Sheffield, with my wife Jenny, for just over thirty years. Since retiring I have trained as a lay reader, which means I can contribute from time to time to arranging services at St Lukes.
I am also convenor of St. Luke’s mission support group, which involves arranging occasional meetings, and helping to keep the church informed of the activities of the people and organisations we support, both in the UK and overseas.
Although I was born in Paisley and raised in Sale, I have lived in Sheffield since 1971 when I came here to study languages at university, so I definitely think of Yorkshire as my home. It was here that I met my husband Eric and, as well as bringing up our two daughters, we have both taught in a number of local schools over the years and have been involved in a wide variety of church activities.
I completed my lay reader training in 2003 and particularly enjoy preaching and leading services. I am also the Children’s Advocate at St Luke’s and one of the pudding cooks on our Lunches team!