kensington unitarians

essex church, 112 palace gardens terrace, london w8 4rt

minister: rev sarah tinker

Our community has a caring and committed minister, Rev Sarah Tinker, who works with members of the congregation to create worship and educational activities. Sarah is available to support people in facing life's challenges as well as in marking the significant moments in their individual and family lives.

Sarah provided the following information about herself for the newsletter, just before she first came to join us, back in the summer of 2005:

"For those of you I did not manage to meet during the selection procedure, here are a few details about my life. I am 50 years old and at present am living in Sheffield, where I was born. I have two young adult children, Daniel aged 19 and Kelly aged 20, and Kelly has a son called Zak who is nearly two. Being a granny is a great delight and hopefully you will meet Zak, Kelly and Daniel when they come down to visit me in London. I have had a rich and varied working life, including 15 years as a teacher of troubled teenagers and six years working for our Unitarian General Assembly as Education & Youth Officer. For the last two years I have been studying at Unitarian College Manchester, training to be a minister and working on a Masters Degree in Contextual Theology, which has been far more interesting than it perhaps sounds. I became a Unitarian some fifteen years ago when someone invited me to join an adult education group in a local chapel to study a course called 'Building Your Own Theology'. A church that would let you make up your own mind about your spiritual beliefs was a complete surprise and a delight to me and I remain a big fan of our liberal religious educational activities for both children and adults."

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last updated: 26 Apr 2011

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