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Last Wednesday we welcomed our new Vicar, Reverend Angela Lewis, into the parish.  Here's something that she's written to tell us about herself...


By the time you read this, I will have moved from West London, where I have been living for the past three years (with my cat Ted), to the vicarage in Bardsey. 

I often say that I must have been “born on wheels”, as I have moved around a lot!  I was brought up in Hampshire, where I studied French and English (and where my parents still live). I then moved to Birmingham, London, and then to Paris where I lived for just over a decade (which is when I adopted Ted!)  I completed my theological studies in Nottingham before a curacy in London.  Before being ordained, I had a professional background in the charity sector, telecoms, and then financial services.   That might seem an unusual path to becoming a priest, but actually it’s been a very good grounding.  Not only does it mean I’ve worked with all kinds of people, but I appreciate the pressures of modern working life, which now affect so many people.

I’ll be combining my work as a priest with another role as a training officer for the Diocese, which is very exciting.  I’ll also be getting married in the summer – 2018 is a year of great change!

Now I am very much looking forward to settling into life in Bardsey.  It will be a privilege to serve at All Hallows in Bardsey, and Saint Mary Magdalene in East Keswick.  I will be praying for you all and looking forward to getting to know all of you in the days and weeks to come.

Revd Angela Lewis