Welcome to Ruth Barr

Ruth will be joining us from mid July. She writes:

I’m a 52-year-old lady who still thinks I’m an 18-year-old girl! Why else would I wait until this stage in life to embark on my hardest journey yet, that of training to be an ordained priest in the Church of England? I have just completed the second of three years study at St Mellitus College, London, which is a BA Hons degree course in theology alongside the formation to priesthood.

In my spare time, I’m a wife to my best friend, John, and mum to two older teenage boys, Josh and Zander, who keep me ever busy. I also work part time at a Primary School in Maple Cross supporting special needs children. I support my mum who’s heading towards her 91st birthday and needs a bit of extra help these days but is clinging onto her independence.

As part of my formation, I have been asked to become part of a church life in a context different from my own, and have already felt so welcomed in my two visits to All Saints, so thank-you for that. I currently worship at St Andrew’s Chorleywood (when I’m not away with the college,) and have been an adult member there for 25 years.

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