I grew up in Seaforth and moved to Crosby as a teenager. Later, I married Ted, and after a short spell in Litherland, we moved to Waterloo. I have two children, both of whom are teachers, and two grand-children. I completed my education at night school, eventually studying part-time at Edge Hill college for a degree in English. I became a Reader in 1985 and ministered in this role for eighteen years. I then retired, but have recently been re-licensed to Saint Mary’s. I was PCC secretary for two years, and I edit the church magazine as well as preaching and leading study groups.