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I am commissioned as a lay pioneer missioner in the parish and am employed part-time by the Tolladine Mission. I live in the mission house which is the ex-vicarage of Christ Church with my husband Guy. We have lived in this area since 1999 where we have brought up four children.
As a pioneer missioner my remit is to those who are not necessarily church goers and therefore likely to be found in my local community ie on the street, in homes, at the Tolly centre, or at the mission house/garden. I am drawn to explore ways encouraging people to develop connection with God through art, craft, cooking, gardening, playing or just being together. By connecting with our maker relationships can be enhanced, and in turn transform the community in which we live.
I attend Christ Church where I lead a service once a month.
From 2013 to 2016 I studied part time with the Church Mission Society, in Oxford, on their Pioneer Mission Leadership Training and gained a Foundation degree in Ministry, Theology and Mission awarded by Durham University. I am recognised as a CMS Pioneer in the CMS Acknowledged Community and through CMS was admitted as a Lay Worker of the Church of England.
I have a degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design gained in Birmingham in my early twenties which developed my imagination, design skills and use of materials, all of which I bring to this role.
I also work part time as Living Well Advisor for The Independence Trust.
Our Churchwardenss are pictured here with Julieann: Rachel (left) and Mary (right).
Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR/PSO) As a retired teacher and having completed all the necessary training I have much experience in this field.
If you are concerned about anything or anyone to do with safeguarding please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
Judy and Chris
We are life members of the National Trust, English Heritage and the R.S.P.B. Locally we support the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and The Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre near Tewkesbury.
Our concern for the future of our world and the wildlife that lives alongside ourselves has led us over a number of years to consider waste and how to repair, reuse or recycle as many resources as possible.
We are pleased to be Eco Reps for St. Barnabas Church and its community.