Rev’d Alison’s background is general nursing, both in Cornwall and Southampton. Most of her career was with oncology and elderly patients, which is where she felt most suited. She believes that these years laid the foundation for her fondness for pastoral ministry.
After becoming an accredited Local Preacher in 1999, she completed the Methodist Foundation in Ministry Course. After serving as Youth Enabler within the West Penwith Circuit, and a period of discernment, she decided to candidate for the Presbyteral Ministry. Alison trained with South West Ministries and was first stationed part time within that circuit. Alison was ordained in 2010 after being stationed she served 10 years in the Plymouth and Devonport Circuit and now serves in the Exeter Coast and Country Circuit at present. Her role in this circuit is as Minister of Silverton, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crockernwell, Whiddon Down, Tedburn St Mary and Crediton communities.
Very sadly Crockernwell and Whiddon Down Churches are closed for worship and Rev Alison maintains contact with the members, some are attending other churches, others cannot. Pastoral visits are continued.
Alison has experience of a variety of worship styles, and she likes to use both Christian Art and Celtic Christianity when she feels led by Holy Spirit to share these. Recently Alison has enjoyed the challenge of creating online ministry and will continue with this.
Alison is married to Bob: they been married for thirty-eight years. Their only son Lawrie is married to Hannah. (His website)