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Our minister is Revd Jane Willcock in her own words.



Although in my heart I think I'm the kind of person who is very happy to stay in one place and never move I've actually lived a really varied life and lived in many places. At first this was because my father was a Methodist Minister who took seriously the discipline of "being sent" to serve in different places at the bidding of the church.So, though my mother was, as far back as we know, a real Cornishwoman and my father, though having an Irish father and Welsh mother, was born in Liverpool. I was born in the very heart of England, in Loughborough!

Revd Jane Willcock (l) with Rachel Lampard the Vice President of the Methodist Conference for 2016/17







Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Hebrews 12:2

 While I was growing up I lived in Plymouth, Brighton, Bath, Manchester, Bodmin and Redruth. I attended a Methodist school in Southport and then Loughborough college to train as a teacher, later I attended Cardiff University to specialise in working with children and young people with Special Needs.

So you see, thanks to the Methodist Church, I've had a wonderful opportunity to travel and to experience many varied places and people. However I did, eventually settle, when I married John, a real Cornishman, born and bred in Redruth. We have two daughters also born in Cornwall.

I love teaching and truly felt it was the greatest privilege to be paid for doing something I enjoyed so much. However, because of a variety of events people were asking me whether I felt called to become a minister and I consistently felt I couldn't be useful to God in that way. When I was chosen by my church to go forward for training I kept thinking that I was such an unlikely candidate that God would step in one day and stop it. He didn't and so twice I've been able to follow a path of great variety and privelege for me. To serve God through teaching was wonderful and now to serve Him as a minister is too, because He asks me to share in his incredible love and pass it on to others.

Since I was ordained I've served in three Cornish circuits and now on the Isles of Scilly. Neither John nor I could have expected this privilege and we hope that our time here will be one in which the workof the Lord Jesus will flourish as we work together with you and our friends in the Parish Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

The Revd Jane Willcock,
The Manse,
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JT
(Tel. 01720.422406)

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December 12th., 2018