I transferred my membership to Clitheroe URC from my church in Bolton, when I moved to Clitheroe in 1991 and I was ordained as an Elder in 1994. I have been a serving Elder for most of the time since then.
My two youngest children were baptised here and all three children attended Junior Church until they left home to go off to university. I have a passion for fairtrade and for protecting the environment and I am the church representative on Clitheroe Fairtrade Town Group. I am one of the three co-directors at The Shop of Hope Community Interest Company on Clitheroe main street - a shop selling fairtrade, ethical and local crafts and offering volunteering opportunities. We also offer craft sessions free to the local community with a focus on recycling and reducing social isolation.
I am a member of our church EcoChurch group. We have just been awarded the A Rocha EcoChurch Gold Award.