Inner Wheel Club

PUBLISHED: 12:01 30 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:17 31 May 2010

Members and guests were given a talk by Rev Hilary Davey, who started her talk with a question: Why does a woman become a priest? As a young girl she wanted to be a hairdresser or an actress. Then she thought about becoming an architect but instead went i

Members and guests were given a talk by Rev Hilary Davey, who started her talk with a question: Why does a woman become a priest? As a young girl she wanted to be a hairdresser or an actress. Then she thought about becoming an architect but instead went into teacher training. Going to church was part of her family's way of life, she had given up work to have children and when the children were in their teenage years she went to see Rev Duncan Green as she thought she ought to do more. There were no blazing lights and as she already helped at Sunday School and with bereavement counselling, Duncan suggested she become ordained. First you have to be recommended by the church then there were lots of meeting with the diocese, the diocese recommends you and you go through to selection where there are three selectors who represent the Church of England. The training is two years full-time, three years part-time. She is now a stipendiary clergy for the villages, hospital chaplin at Radwinter Road and pastoral care in Sewards End.

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