Originally from Leyland, Lancashire; married with 3 grown up married children and 3 grandchildren. My career was in O&M; with admin work, voluntary and paid, since marriage. We have had homes in Lancashire, Kiribati (mid-Pacific), Liverpool and Southampton, worshipping with various Christians, before we moved and settled here in Tynedale, 30 years ago. I've been involved in Christian counselling, been a rep for Tearfund, Tearcraft and Traidcraft, and manager of a Christian bookshop. I was recognised as Local Preacher in 2010.