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Volunteer Co-ordinator appointed at St Mary’s, Lydiard Tregoze

12th April 2020
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In March this year Ann Hutchinson joined the team at St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze as our Volunteer Co-ordinator. Ann, who has recently retired comes with a background in teaching and lecturing as well as a broad range of volunteer experience from guiding with Brownie and Rainbow groups to leading volunteer trips to developing countries.

Ann says:

I’m looking forward to joining an already committed team who have achieved great things over the last year in conserving this precious historic building.  It is a particular honour to be involved in this church with its important history and heritage. We are truly a privileged group of people to be entrusted with the care of this building and we have a duty to share it with those who worship regularly, visit occasionally and come in through its welcoming doors for many reasons.

Clive Deverell, Vicar of St. Mary’s says:

This is a very welcome appointment and we look forward to working with Ann this year and in the coming years to build a strong and vibrant volunteer programme.  We may not be able to do all that we would like to over the coming months, due to the public health situation, but Ann will be working behind the scenes, contacting all our current volunteers and establishing new opportunities for skills training, socialising and learning in readiness for less restricted times ahead.

Ann with Sophie

Ann’s other current roles include bell ringing, supporting a school in Kenya, teaching English classes for refugees and supporting the Keep Wiltshire Walking group as a walk leader. She lives locally, so St. Mary’s and Lydiard Park are a familiar walk across the fields.

Ann adds:

I shall look forward to meeting and supporting our volunteers who span such a wide range of roles and my main message to anyone thinking about becoming a volunteer is do get involved – you will get so much out of it.’