I was born in the village of Newton, Cambridgeshire and apart from two short spells in London have always lived in or near Cambridge. As a child I attended the tiny village school (only 18 pupils) until passing the 11 plus and then attending the County High School in Long Road. While in the village I developed a close link with the church - bell-ringing, playing the organ and teaching in Sunday School, becoming a member of the PCC at the age of 18.
I trained in Medical Laboratory Science at Addenbrooke's Hospital, becoming a Fellow of the (then) Institute of Medical Laboratory Science. Having trained for some time in London I came back to Addenbrooke's to specialise in Haematology and worked there for almost 40 years.
In 1982 I became a Licensed Lay Minister and since retiring from Addenbrooke's have been able to give more time to the church and to working as a member of the Ministry Team.
I love being with people. I sing in the Collegium Laureatum choir, enjoy travelling as well as swimming, walking and just being at home and in the garden.