Hello, my name is Karen James.
I have nearly completed my first year of as a probationer presbyter and currently have responsibility for the churches in Lytchett Matravers, Swanage, Upton and Wool. As part of my continuing studies, I am working towards an MA in Theology, Mission and Ministry.
I am originally from Essex but lived in Sheffield for many years before coming to Poole Bay (via training college in Birmingham). The majority of that time I was in teaching but I have held a variety of jobs. These provided many opportunities to be with and work alongside different people from all sorts of backgrounds, which in turn made me increasingly aware of the importance of sharing faith from a place of authenticity.
I enjoy reading, drawing (particularly with pastels) and accompanying my dog on walks – I really appreciate being so close to the sea (my dog not so much) and some stunning countryside. My gardening skills can only improve