Revd Helen Marshall Associate Priest at St John’s. In addition to her preaching, teaching and pastoral ministry within the parish, she leads Tygers (the St John’s youth group). She works part time as a Chaplain at a Methodist Home for the elderly in Penrith offering pastoral support, leading worship and organising a variety of activities. She is also a member of the Cumbria Spirituality Group which offers teaching days on prayer and Christian spirituality and is currently running a course training spiritual directors. Alongside teaching on these days and courses, she has led quiet days and retreats for a variety of groups and churches and writes regularly for Redemptorist publications.
Helen has worked in the past as a University Chaplain in London and as a Vicar in Croydon. Moving to Keswick she wanted to further develop her ministry in Christian spirituality, for which she has long had a passion; encouraging people to tap into the different traditions of prayer within the Christian faith and to build more silence and reflection into their lives.
She is married to David who is also an Anglican priest and is currently working at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina! They have two teenage sons, Tom and Simon.