My name is Gillian and I am nearing the end of my first of two years training at Cranmer Hall in Durham as a “mixed mode” ordinand – which means I spend some of my training at Durham (or online to Durham) and some of my training in context – ie Barnard Castle and Whorlton.
I am married to Scott who is Head of Maths and Assistant Head at Richmond School, and we have three sons Alastair (19 – he sometimes rings with the Barnard Castle bell ringers), James (16), Andrew (14) and Benji our 7 year old springador. Andrew and Scott are mad cyclists and I am a frustrated sock-knitter!
Prior to starting training at Cranmer, I was a Lay Reader at St Mary’s Church in Richmond for 5 years.
We live in Richmond, and so it’s really exciting to be able to travel between Richmond, Durham and Barnard Castle. I am really grateful that I am able to be at Barnard Castle for this training and am loving meeting everyone and taking part in all that goes on in church, school and community.