My interest in and love for all people, especially children and young people, has run like a thread through my life. I first trained in baby and child care, working in hospitals and residential care homes for children. As a young woman I travelled to India as a volunteer for Save the Children Fund, where I worked with Tibetan refugees in the foothills of the Himalayas. This work greatly broadened my concept of Love and my desire to reach out, help, and heal others. On my return to the UK, further qualifications in social work led me to work with young people in detention centres, single mums from deprived and broken homes, and families in difficult life situations.
Marriage and a growing family gave me a new area in which to strengthen my understanding and application of Christian Science. There were many opportunities to witness the Father-Mother God’s loving care, including healings of sickness and injuries. It was a natural overspill of my healing work for family and friends that steered me in 1983 into the public practice of Christian Science.
For six years, I was a Christian Science Prison Minister to two London prisons, working mostly at a woman’s prison where I was able to assist women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, including teenage mothers incarcerated with their babies.
I am always growing in my experience and understanding of young people and have served as camp practitioner for a number of Christian Science youth camps over the years, working with the committees in preparation for these events and giving talks specifically geared to this age group.
My work has included giving inspirational talks on different topics to people of all ages.
In 2000 I became a teacher of Christian Science and I hold my class and annual association meeting in Scarborough in the North of England.