Pauline Loveday

I was brought up in Somerset, in a church-going tradition, before studying at Bristol and Exeter, qualifying with a BA and PGCE in Modern Languages/teaching. My husband Graham and I met singing in the Bristol Bach Choir, and married in 1989. We moved to Ashton Keynes in 1994, and joined the congregation at Holy Cross, often providing a music group.

My own sense of calling grew gradually through the following years, including three years spent in Miami (with Graham’s work), attending an episcopal church. During that time we adopted our twin sons. Parenthood was busy!

In 2014 I became Parish Administrative Officer to the Upper Thames Group, spending a happy three years in the Jenner Hall, helping with the copious paperwork involved in occasional services, among other tasks.

In 2016 I felt called to consider training for Licensed Lay Ministry. I loved the two year Exploring Christianity course (and would recommend it to anyone). My formation year that followed, culminating in my licensing by Bishop Lee in 2019, was an experience I will always cherish. I learned that I had a love for preaching, writing, and connecting creatively with our wonderful and diverse communities.

My passion is still classical music, though I enjoy having a go at many forms of creative arts and crafts. I still have both boys at home, plus a demanding black lab. Sadly, Graham died in October 2020.