The Reverend Emma Williams, Vicar [
Emma was ordained Deacon in June 2006, Priest in June 2007, and after serving her title in St. Anne's, Stanley with St Paul, Stoneycroft she is now the Vicar. She is a member and Vice-Rector of SCP (the Blackburn and Liverpool Chapter) and involved with the diocesan committees for Priorities Strategy Group (PSG) and education and chaplaincy which stems from her working life prior to ordination as youth worker and secondary school lay-chaplain, in Somerset.
Prior to those roles and after growing up in Somerset, she read biology in Derby, has worked in a retreat centre in East Sussex, as a parish assistant in the West Indies, as a gap year charity worker based in Wales sending people to and visiting with parishes in various African countries.
She trained for ordination at St. Michael's theological college in Llandaff, Cardiff where, after completing a theological degree, she combined her two degrees in further study of a Masters in Christian Bioethics, studying particularly, issues concerning designer babies and cloning (see
Alongside her interest of scientific / religious ethical debates, her hobbies include travelling, playing the oboe and music generally, films, quizzes, and the 'who-done-its' of life - especially murder mysteries! She is married and has two young daughters.