Hi, I am Rev Rose Westwood, the Superintendent for our Circuit and Minister for Long Hanborough, Charlbury, Stonesfield, and Sutton Churches.
I come to Oxfordshire after serving five years in the SE district as presbyter, Assistant Chair and Superintendent. Previous to that I served 15 years in Cornwall where I was initially based in the Liskeard and Looe Circuit (working in largely rural churches and environments) and then as the first University Chaplain appointed to a Campus shared by the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth. This was an exciting post with challenges to establish and develop Chaplaincy for people of all faiths and none.
With a science degree in Geography and biology, I maintain a passion for the natural world and have been very interested in the burgeoning area of eco-theology.
Keen to explore different ways to make worship relevant for diverse communities, my own spiritual life is sustained and nourished in prayer and in sacramental worship. In between work and studying, music, reading and walking have been integral parts of personal and family life.