Bishop of Horsham

I was head girl at SHSG in 1996, I think, and have good memories of some special teachers. I am still in touch with a number of friends from school. I went from SHSG to read Geography and Politics at Bristol University for a four-year Master in Science degree, and stayed in Bristol to work for a church for a year before becoming an International Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office in Westminster, with particular responsibility for Climate Change Policy. From there, I went to Oxford University to read Theology and train for ordination as a priest. I have served churches in Nottingham, Abingdon and West London as well as being a boarding school Chaplain. After six years as vicar of St Paul’s Dorking, I was consecrated Bishop of Horsham last year, serving the churches of West Sussex, which is a great privilege. My time at SHSG gave me confidence to find my place in the world as a female leader, and I am doing my best to help other younger women discover their voice and their vocation too.