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The West Grantham
Academies Trust

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Reverend Sue Evans, Foundation Governor

Though not quite old enough to retire, I ceased paid work in 2014, when my husband retired and we bought a house for the first time in our lives and moved to Bardney.

My working life started in teaching at Bury Church High School in Lancashire, where I taught History and RE, following a degree and PGCE from Durham.  

From 1981 until 1984, I trained for the church`s ministry in Lincoln, and then worked as a Deaconess and later Deacon in inner city parishes in Salford and Manchester.  In 1992, we moved to country parishes in Suffolk and in 1994, when it became possible for women, I was finally ordained Priest. From 1997 I combined Prison Chaplaincy with parish work and continued that until 2009, working most of that time with juvenile offenders, and also teaching GCSE RE in the prison. After two years full time Prison Chaplaincy with adults, I returned to parish work in Lincolnshire, where my husband and I had adjoining groups of country parishes until we retired.

We have no children, but have fostered - and we also have animals! – two dogs and an aged horse!  I enjoy making music, especially singing. I have many friends in East Germany, where I spent quite a lot of time visiting Christians during the Communist era.  As well as being a Director on the Board of the West Grantham Academies Trust, I am a member of the Diocesan Board of Education and a Chaplain with the Lincoln School of Theology. I also help out in the Bardney Group of Churches and local Methodist Circuit.