Ordained deacon on 2 July 2023
Hi, I’m Emma and I will be serving my curacy at St Peter's, Littleover with Blagreaves.
I grew up in a Christian family so have always known Jesus and had a faith.
This has been further strengthened and confirmed within me through different experiences over the years, so that it has become vital to me, and I am passionate and excited to share this faith with others.
I have just finished two years studying with St Mellitus College East Midlands in Nottingham. Here I have completed a degree in Theology, Ministry, and Mission, having completed the first year with All Saints college and he Diocese of Derby before going to BAP.
I have loved learning, and discussing ideas and concepts with others, but not the essays so much!
I feel called to ordination as I believe God has called me to serve his church.
When I was younger, I had a few years away from church and a period where I was angry with God. But when I resolved this and returned to him, I was filled with such a passion and love for the church; a passion to see people’s lives transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to see the church grow and thrive.
I am always disappointed to hear stories of church decline, and of churches being closed, and I long to see this being turned around, and for the church in this country to be renewed. As part of this I am very keen on church planting and new ways of being church that are relevant and engaging.
I moved to Derby in 2017 as part of the team planting a new congregation into St Werburgh’s church in the city centre. I was the Operations Manager here for four years before leaving to train for ordination.
For my placement church as an ordinand, I joined the team who moved from St Werburgh’s to St Francis in Mackworth, to revitalize that church, and to work with the existing congregation.
I am single, and I enjoy reading, going to the cinema, and meals with friends.
I also love visiting National Trust places, so Derby is a great location for exploring from.