Churnside Benefice

The Parishes of
South Cerney with Cerney Wick,
Siddington and Preston

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Liz Pearse

Reader: Liz Pearse

I became a member of the C of E when I was 11 and joined the local church choir, and soon realised that was where I belonged.

I was licensed as a reader in 2012 and as well as leading worship I am very keen on the pastoral side of ministry.

My other interests include bellringing, singing, dogs, cycling and gardening.

Joan Townsend

Reader: Joan Townsend

I am married to Tony and we have two children and one grandson. I have lived in South Cerney since 1966.

I was licensed as a Reader in Tewkesbury Abbey in 2003.

In 2011 I became a Spiritual Director and am a member of the Gloucestershire Spiritual Direction Trust, (Ecumenical Community of Spiritual Directors).

I am co-ordinator for the 'Open the Book' team going into Ann Edwards School each week and also do 'Story Time' both in school and at the Playgroup.

I enjoy crafting; making cards, knitting and baking. I also enjoy reading.