Elizabeth is a Self-Supporting Minister or SSM in the RNWK Group. What does that mean? I am a full time Priest but not responsible for a particular parish, I take services and preach right across the Group. I also work as an accountant and so try to live out my faith in the business community.
Combining a day job and ministry as well as family life (husband, two grown up children and four cats) means a lot of juggling, I trained part-time for three years at SEITE (now St Augustine’s College) before being ordained in 2006. It was great preparation for the undoubted tensions of living in the world but not of the world!
When I’m not at work (church or accounts and tax) I really love enjoying the beauty of creation, whether a walk in the Kent countryside, from the back of a narrow boat or rambling in the Lake District.