Julia is an Assistant Priest in the North Bury Team Ministry and the Lark Valley Benefice. She trained for the ministry on the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan scheme and was ordained priest in 2009.
Her duties include presiding at the Eucharist in our churches and in local residential homes, officiating at other services and leading a house group. She also acts as a spiritual director.
She has a degree in Art History and prior to ordination, she worked as a registered nurse at the West Suffolk Hospital and before then as an assistant in Bury St Edmunds Library.
Tim was born in Leeds and grew up in Scarborough. He is the Diocesan Director of Ordinands ( in charge of clergy “recruitment”) and Director of New Ministries (responsible for clergy and reader training).
He lives in the benefice, and helps out with Sunday services at least once per month. He has previously served in various parishes in Yorkshire and the USA. Tim is married to George; they have two children, both at school in Bury St Edmunds.
Miriam trained on the Diocesan AOP Pathway and was ordained in June 2019, after previously having been a Reader in our Benefice. In our churches she leads and preaches, spends time in local primary schools, runs the Monday Pop-up Cafe, Messy Church and leads the All Saints Toddlers Group.
She has travelled extensively and worked in Africa on Christian projects.
She regularly helps at the Discovery Centre at the Cathedral, delivering educational experiences for local school children.
Adrian has been a licensed Reader since the 1980s, originally based at St John's but now working across the benefice. As such he preaches regularly and leads the Delta Group, which meets fortnightly for study.
Adrian works from home in a variety of administrative roles, mainly in the Church and charity sectors.
He has worked for the Sue Ryder Foundation (now Sue Ryder Care) and was for several years Director of the Anglican Stewardship Association, writing No Small Change: Money, Christians and the Church and co-editing First Fruits: a worship anthology on generosity and giving (both published by Canterbury Press).
He also helps to run the diocesan Affirming Catholicism group and Cambridge Modern Jazz.