We look forward to welcoming our new vicar Revd. Claire Robertson.
Claire has been appointed to the Lordsbridge team of churches and will be living in the vicarage in Haslingfield. She is due to be licensed by the Bishop on March 7th.
She is the team vicar for Barton, Coton, Harlton and Haslingfield and has sent us these details about herself and her family.
She studied theology at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and recently served her curacy in six beautiful villages around Steeple Bumpstead, in rural Essex. Previously she trained as a classical musician at the Royal College of Music, London and has been a concert pianist, performing internationally with her twin sister Antoinette.
Claire has experience of working in both Church and State schools, including running choirs and leading assemblies, and enjoys working in partnership with other Christian denominations.
She is married to Paul, who lectures in engineering at Cambridge university, and they have two grown up sons. For relaxation they enjoy country walks and visiting National Trust properties. Paul also has a private pilot’s license, so they might occasionally be seen passing overhead the parishes!
Claire is joyfully looking forward to her new role as Team Vicar, and especially to meeting her parishioners and getting involved in village life in Barton, Coton, Harlton and Haslingfield, once the lockdown lifts. She very much values the pastoral aspects of ministry and enjoys encouraging others to recognise and develop the gifts with which God has given them.
We wish her and her husband well as they start their new life here with us all. We hope it will not be too long before they can experience the village life that we enjoy so much.