The Revd Lucy Davis – Dean of Women’s Ministry
Vicar of Bedford, St Andrew since July 2021, and before that at Flitwick Parish since 2015. My home is a full and noisy place, occupied by three teenagers, two dogs and my husband Anthony. My focus on the ministry of women in the Church came from the shockwaves when, soon after I was ordained, the measure to allow the ordination of women to episcopate was defeated. Since then, it has been a joy to mentor a number of women at various stages of their discernment and training, and I look forward to getting to know all the women ministers, across the Diocese.
The Revd Sarah Marshall – Assistant Dean of Women’s Ministry
Soon-to-be Vicar of Shenley in the Radlett, Aldenham & Shenley Team (licencing due summer 2022).
Speaking up for women’s rights and calling out inequality has always been a passion of mine, therefore taking up this position was a ‘no-brainer’ for me. As a mother of two boys, I see it as even more important to do my part in ensuring the next generation grow up with love and respect for all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, age or social status. Within this role I am keen to work with women, from both the across the diocese and nationally, to understand existing challenges and to support both female and male ministers in being a truly inclusive church.
St Etheldreda’s Trust
“The St Etheldreda’s Trust offers grants to advance the ministry of women clergy in the St Albans Diocese.”
This Trust offers modest grants to support and enrich the ministry of female ordained clergy in the Diocese of St Albans or to support work with children done by them. You can find more information here.