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Carys Woodley

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The Shropshire and Marchers Circuit is my third circuit as a Deacon. First I was in North Lincolnshire around the Brigg area, then the South Kent Circuit. All these places were rural circuits. I am passionate about rural ministry, about encouraging others, listening and being Christ's presence within an area.
In my spare time enjoy reading, walking and camping. I love being out in nature, to stop and feel, to hear and taking the time to be. I am delighted to be in Shropshire to walk and explore the area. In fact, I grew up in Newport, Shropshire, I left for a job in Minehead, Somerset when 18. So, I am looking forward to rediscovering much-loved walking spots in the Shropshire and the Welsh hills.
I lived in Minehead for many years and it was here I met my husband Iain. It was from Minehead that I candidated for diaconal ministry. Studying at Wesley College Bristol, then Queens Foundation in Birmingham. I am dyslexic so I valued the extra time to study. I see dyslexia as a gift not necessarily a weakness. As I am dyslexic I know what it is to struggle, but I also know how important encouragement is. In fact, dyslexia inspires my ministry to support the weak, build up the broken hearted, to enable others and come alongside those who are vulnerable.
Perhaps because I am dyslexic I love being creative and visual things and often bring this into how I lead worship. As a person I love contemplative prayer and meditation, I love opportunities to share ways of prayer and meditation with others.

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