Revd. Dr. Sarah Hall
I first became a Christian in the Anglican Church during my A levels at Sherborne in Dorset, largely through despair caused by Further Mathematics A Level! After a chemistry degree at Imperial College in London, I worked for a year as an auxiliary nurse in St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, which gave me great respect for people living with cancer. A stint as copytypist in a small publishing company financed my postgraduate study of theology at King’s College London, and led to my becoming a copyeditor for Lion Publishing in Oxford, which translates Christianity into everyday language – a good training for me!
In Oxford I found a local congregation of the United Reformed Church which welcomed me warmly, and after a while I committed myself fully to the URC. My call to ministry, which I had begun to sense during my first degree, was renewed and I trained at Mansfield College, Oxford, with a year as an exchange student at Bern in Switzerland and three years doing my doctorate (looking at small-
I then spent seven years as a minister in Sheffield, working at St Andrew’s Church, in the surrounding Urban Priority Area of Broomhall and in University Chaplaincy, learning much about ministry and about myself. My two greatest joys there were the preparation and leading of worship and waiting on tables at our church’s weekly community breakfast. I also enjoy singing, embroidery, photography and wrestling with computers and the Internet.
Now I’m working with all the churches of the South-