Although really from the south, Helen has lived in Chester since she was nine and has been at All Saints since she was a teenager. A lot of years! Helen trained as an early years teacher, went to be part of the Lee Abbey community in N. Devon for 3 years and then a permanent teaching job in Ellesmere Port. She married Jim in 1989 and they have 3 children, Rachel, Peter and Hanna.
After 13 years teaching, Helen and another friend set up Minis in 2002, straight after the Church Centre re-development. Some time after that Helen became the Families Work Coordinator and introduced Dinkies baby group and a number of other groups targeted at different families.
Building on her Lee Abbey experience, Helen’s passion is to build community, seeking to support families and to bring them into the community of God’s church. She shares with Jim a love of walking the Lake District fells, messing around on their narrowboat and, latterly, learning together the love of cooking that all three of their children seem to have, vegetarian or not.