An ex-sheep farmer from Virginstow, I began in Launceston as a priest in 2018. I love the town, the folk, and of course the breath-taking views. My legs are learning to enjoy the hills. My passion is sharing my faith with those who do not know Jesus: both inside and outside of church buildings. Married to Chris, we continue to farm mainly sheep with help from our daughters and son. Whoever you are reading this, I hope we meet one day. God bless you!
Helen Davies has worked and lived in Launceston for thirty years, having grown up in suburban London. She has been a member of the congregation of St Mary Magdalene for most of that time. Helen trained on the South West Ministry Training Course and is due to be ordained Deacon in 2020. She will serve her curacy in Launceston Parish and Boyton Benefice, usually alternate weekends, and will continue her practice as a solicitor and partner in a local law firm.
I moved to Launceston in June 2020 from Callington to take up my post as a curate. Having completed two years of training in theology, mission and ministry with St Mellitus College SW, I am excited to join the team here. I look forward to getting to know the community both within and outside of the church and to share my love of Jesus. I am married to Andrew and we have four daughters.
I worked for the Halifax Building Society for thirty two years man and boy and elevated to be Manager at the Carlisle Branch also taking in Penrith. I actually retired in 1996. Then we retired to Cornwall 24 years ago. Since then I have studied through Exeter University to become a Clerk in Holy Orders (in English a priest.) I was ordained in Truro Cathedral.
Since retirement I have done voluntary work for Oxfam. I audited all their shops in Cornwall and South Devon for about three years. I was then invited to join the then Board of Visitors at Dartmoor Prison, now the Independent Monitoring Board. I managed six years and became Vice Chairman. After this I was invited to become Secretary of the Readers in the Diocese of Truro.
We have recently done a stint in Lancashire looking after four Churches and again retired from there, we in fact were missing our grandchildren so came back to Cornwall and now live in Launceston.
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