Revd Dr Shirley Danby

Photo of ShirleyHaving moved to Cricklade in 1976, I've been worshipping in Upper Thames (mainly Cricklade) for many years with my husband Brian. My background was in teaching physics and chemistry and yes I do think that the Christian faith and science go very well together.

I'd been involved at St Sampson's with family services, helped start up Informal Worship and been part of our Power-to-Change social action group. When looking to become a Lay Minister I was very surprised to find God was calling me to ordained ministry and I was ordained in Bristol Cathedral in 2009. I served my curacy (NSM) in Upper Thames, and during some of that time I was trusted with oversight of Ashton Keynes, a privilege which has taught me much. I'm also a Foundation Governor at St Sampson's C of E Junior School and a Trustee for Cricklade Open Door.

Things I love are being part of an inclusive church which welcomes people of all ages, spending time in schools, hearing children ask searching questions, seeing the amazing things God does in people and in the world (including in our link Diocese of Kigezi in Uganda), spending time with our family (3 grown up daughters and 3 young grandchildren) and walks with my neurotic collie dog, Bobby.