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The church of St Barnabas is your church and open every day. Browse for the service times, and any other information; come by on a Wednesday from 10.45 - 11.45am for a chat and coffee, or, simply drop in if you could do with some personal space, a quiet moment, to light a candle.
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I am the curate for St Barnabas with Christ Church and have been here in Worcester since June 2016. Prior to that I was bringing up my family near Pershore, and in “previous lives” I have been a solicitor, a stay at home mum, and a registered childminder.
Part of my role is exploring with others in the church family what we can do to become more aware of the love of God in our lives, and how to share that love with others. Whether that is through Sunday or midweek services, studying together or meeting, eating and chatting, the journey is always exciting.
I spend time with people, whether they think of themselves as “church people” or not, in schools, in shops, or just dropping in for a cup of tea.
I am also privileged to be with people at some of the most important times for them- christenings, weddings and funerals- when new chapters – whether happy or sad, are beginning. Hearing their stories, and listening for the ways in which God is meeting them, is amazing and humbling.
Whoever you are, and whatever you believe, it would be wonderful to welcome you to our churches.
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.