Carla Prior

I’m Carla Vicencio Prior. I’m 44, I’m married to Nick and we have two children. I’m Portuguese, but moved to the UK in 1985 and have lived here (on and off) ever since.  Before training for ministry, most of my working life was spent in a business context, mostly marketing and market research and running my own small business.

But before that, in my 20s I also travelled around quite a bit as an English teacher. By 27 I had been lucky enough to have lived in 6 countries, on three different continents (Europe, South America and Africa), which left me with a sense of wonder for what I see as God’s love for human diversity, as well as the sheer exuberance of his creation.

Maybe because of my background and experiences, I’m passionate about social justice and in particular the plight of asylum seekers in the UK. Over the last three years, while studying at St. John’s College, Nottingham, I have also completed some in-depth research into interfaith issues, which is an interest I’ve been developing for a few years.  I have also been involved with a ministry to the homeless and those on the margins of society. I have learnt that it isn’t always easy to talk about a God of justice to those who have seen little of it in this world, but that listening is a vital tool.

I love time spent with others, hearing about their adventures, especially those who have been around longer than me (they usually have the time, the stories and the cake!).

Other things I’m passionate about include food (I love cooking), woodland walks, reading and watching murder-mystery series curled up on the sofa with my husband.

I’m looking forward to my time at All Saints’, Kirk Hallam, and the opportunity to serve God in this beautiful part of the country.

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