St Mary’s is delighted to announce that Rev Amanda Featherstone was officially licensed as our new Vicar at a special service on Wednesday 5th June! The service was taken by Bishop Anne, Bishop of Aston. Here are a few pictures of that service. Scroll down for a bit more about Amanda…
About Rev Amanda Featherstone
I am so excited to be starting my role as Vicar of St Mary’s. I felt a clear sense of God calling me here and have seen Him open up the way for this new ministry in an incredible way.
So here’s a little bit about me:
I grew up in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire and my brother and his family still live in town.
I became a Christian whilst at University. I was reading Matthew’s Gospel and met with Jesus in a tangible way, realising God’s love for me and the forgiveness and grace I am given through Jesus. I am convinced that Jesus offers life in all its fullness, and I enjoy that fullness of life and want others to know that joy too.
I thoroughly enjoyed my career as a Speech and Language Therapist and it was through this work that I spent a year in India and then came to Birmingham in 1995.
My call to ordination happened over a long period of time and I eventually went to study at Ridley Hall Cambridge in 2009. I love being ordained and find it a privilege to journey through life with people. My passions include teaching God’s word, helping people meet and respond to Jesus plus helping people develop the gifts and skills God has given them.
I served my curacy at St Michael’s Boldmere (Sutton Coldfield) and for the last 3½ years I have been the Vicar of St Luke’s Great Colmore Street.
I have been married to Paul for just over a year and we are having the best time! I feel so blessed to now be part of a family with Anthony (23) and Susie (20).
I am thrilled to be starting this new adventure under God with the wonderful people of St Mary’s and the communities of Wythall and Hollywood. I look forward to getting to know people and to us serving God together. Thank you for your welcome and thank you to my family, friends and colleagues for your support and your prayers.
Please do contact me anytime on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 413 3287