Deacon Jennifer    



Jennifer was  ordained as a Permanent Deacon by Bishop John Went i

n Gloucester Cathedral on 28th June, 2009


She writes:

I have three adult children and four grandchildren. After a first career as a Children's Nurse, I spent over 12 years as a full-time mother and housewife before resuming my education and gaining a BA Honours at the College of St Paul and St Mary in Cheltenham. I've been an active member of All Saints' since 1982, where my calling to ordained ministry developed from a strong sense of commitment to the local community, as a result of my involvement in lay ministry and my work in Network Manaagement at the St Paul's Medical Centre.




Having completing a year of full-time training at St Stephen's House Theological College in Oxford,  I've returned to the Team as a Permanent Deacon. I have a particular interest in lay education and in liturgy, having served on the Bishop of Gloucester's Liturgical Group and as a tutor on the Gloucester Diocesan Framework for Faith Course, until a return to employment in 1991 curtailed my free time. II am also attached to the Department of Spiritual Care at Cheltenham General Hospital, as a Chaplaincy Volunteer.


Having now passed the age of 60, I have been able to retire from paid employment, which is giving me a little more time, for my pastoral work and for myself! Having completing my Curacy, I was re-licensed by Bishop Michael Perham in December 2010 as Team Deacon in the North Cheltenham Team Ministry.

Since January 2013 I have served as Secretary to the Executive Committee of the Diaconal Association of the Church of England, and within that role, the point of contact for information about the Diaconate for enquirers in the Dioceses of LIchfield, Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester.

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