Although I was born in Dorset, I spent my school years in Kent where I became a Junior Member of the Methodist Church. I have lived in Chickerell for about 40 years and was officially recognised as a Local Preacher in 2010. Over the years I have held most posts in Chickerell Methodist Church and In the past I have led Quiet Days, craft groups and Bible Study groups. I have two sons and five grandchildren. I also volunteer at the local library which was in danger of closing a few years ago and am interested in family history research.