Rev. Judith LincolnHello from Judith your new minister!

Thank you all for your welcome so far: my husband Roger and I feel very welcome! You may have already seen us around, especially if you enjoy walking and have been anywhere near Uphill/the beach lately. I look forward to getting to know you all.

I’ve been in ministry 5 years, serving in the Leicester West Circuit, mainly in village churches but also in a suburban Methodist/Anglican Local Ecumenical Partnership. Roger and I have been married 17 years, and he is a homemaker who also has a wide range of intellectual interests and artistic gifts, especially model-making. We are both enjoying exploring the excellent walking country round here, and being near the sea. My creativity is more musical: I look forward both to using this in worship, and maybe, if ministry commitments permit, joining a choir. I might also check out (the “slow lane” of) Parkrun sometime!

Before training for ministry, I spent 14 years working in a learning disability charity in Nottingham. I grew up in a supportive Christian family, but what drew me into ministry was coming to know for myself that God loves me, and as a chatty extrovert who also believes strongly that our being made in God’s image, and His love for us, is more important than the differences that divide us, I want to share that with others.

At the start of this new Methodist year, I hope and pray that God will bring new blessings as we get to know each other, and work together to serve our community.

With love in Christ,

Judithe that Angie was a secondary Maths teacher and then worked in Council Tax and Housing Benefit becoming an advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Angie has served Methodism in various lay roles and was accredited as a local preacher in 1982. She has a heart for social justice and for deepening discipleship in the life of the church.