A letter from Rev. Jane Nattrass

Greetings Everyone, 

I hope all is well with you and yours, despite this very challenging and trying time we are living through.

I just wanted to introduce myself. Some of you will know me as I have worked at Ambleside Parish Centre as the bookings co-ordinator and administrator and have worshipped at St Mary’s Church for the last 5 years.

I live in Kendal and have done so for most of my life. I am married with three grown up children and five grandchildren. Like you I have been feeling the effects of not being able to get together with family. 

For the past two years I have been studying to be an ordained minister in the Church of England. On 26th September I was ordained Deacon. The service was very special and it was a lovely time, despite Covid restrictions.

I have now started as curate at St Mary’s Church, Ambleside, Holy Trinity Church, Brathay and Langdale Church. My learning continues with Beverly as my mentor. I am very excited about being here. I will also be keeping on my job at the Parish Centre.

You might be asking yourself.. ‘what is a deacon?’

Well…as deacon I can lead services and preach but cannot do the communion part of the service. A lot of my time will be spent out and about getting to know as many folk as I can in Ambleside and the surrounding communities and getting involved in whatever is going on. One of the things I can do is listen and try where I can to there for people in this tough time.

I look forward to getting to know you,

Rev. Jane Nattrass