My vision of ordained ministry is to walk alongside others in such a way that our relationship with Jesus is deepened, and that those who don’t know him encounter him.
Charlotte Wallington - ordained deacon in June 2021
I’m excited to be ordained in June and beginning my curacy in the benefice of Hathersage, Bamford and Grindleford.
I grew up in Greater London, in a Christian home and attended a large local church. I came to faith at the age of nine.
Because I became a Christian when I was such a young child, my faith is so integral to me that I cannot imagine who I would be as a person without it.
As for everyone, my life has had its ups and downs but in all these things I have known God’s presence with me.
I finally made the decision to offer myself for ordination after a deep sense of challenge, followed by prayer and reflection on Moses’ encounter with God in Exodus 3.
I had known from the age of about twenty that I was being called to ordination, so the challenge of Exodus 3 was the culmination of a long journey for me to get to this point of being faithful to that calling.
I am so glad that now I have.
For the last two years I’ve been hugely privileged to study at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and hope to take the lessons I’ve learned there, and the ones I will learn in my curacy, as I grow in ministry.
On a personal note, I particularly love to spend time with my family, I have four nieces and two nephews.
Other personal interests include reading, meeting up and chatting with friends, and walking.
Worship is a very important part of my life; it is not really possible to pin down one favourite song as I have lots of favourites - so in honesty the list would be way too long! But one of my favourite hymns is ‘Tell Out My Soul The Greatness Of The Lord’, and two of my favourite worship songs are ‘Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me’ and ‘In The Darkness We Were Waiting’ (King of Kings).