Deacon Jenny

Deacon Jenny

Hello I’m Jenny. I was born and brought up in North Cornwall. I started preaching as a teenager and went on to  work with children and youth at the Church as well as helping to set up and run a toddler group in our local town. I have also worked within a nursing home for the disabled and the elderly and also at a museum helping to organise and run history workshops for schools.

I trained for ministry at The Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham. Whilst there I enjoyed living and working with people from different backgrounds and denominations. My first stationing was to West Yorkshire. Whilst there I worked with four different Churches developing mission and childrens’ work and spirituality and pastoral work.

Following my probationary period, I was ordained as a diaconal minister in 2019.A diaconal minister is a minister who is also a member of a religious order, the Methodist Diaconal Order.

I moved to the Redhill and East Grinstead Circuit  this Autumn with my husband Mervyn and our family dog, Buster. We have four adult children and two grandchildren. Our eldest two children, a son and a daughter live in Cornwall and our youngest two daughters have stayed in Yorkshire.

I look forward to working with you all and seeing what God has planned that we can join in with together.

AJ is grateful for a transfer from Bedford to Crawley B&Q, and we are enjoying finding our way round, wondering at the beauty of the area and the warmth of its people.

I look forward to spending time with you all, sharing life, faith and fellowship, and all the twists and turns of life as we each walk the road ahead of us.

Prayer Of The Day – A daily prayer form the Methodist Prayer Handbook

  • Thursday, 02 Dec 2021
    on 2 December 2021 at 12:26 am

    Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to seek for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will; through Christ our Lord. AmenIgnatius of Loyola (1491-1556)Heavenly Lord, weaver of life and cementer of relationships, we pray that you will weave us into your goodness and into each other. Give us grace we pray, to follow closely in the way of your Son by offering a place of belonging at your table to immigrants, to people who are homeless, to people seeking asylum and to all who find themselves on the margins of our society. Help us, Lord, to offer all who need it a new and safe place in which to be. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.Jongikaya Zihle, London District Chair