This month we welcome Emma-Jane Adamson as our new Parish Administrator, and Andy Pring as manager of the Old School.
Here they introduce themselves – do give them both a warm Cuckfield welcome whenever you see them!
Emma-Jane Adamson writes:
I’m Emma-Jane, and I’m really pleased to be working as your new parish administrator. I’m a teacher by qualification, but I left that a year ago when my three children needed more of my time. (My subjects are French, German and Maths, if anyone needs any help with their homework!)
I worship at Wivelsfield, where I have lots of jobs, and in my free time I like to knit, crochet, sew and study with the Open University. I am currently working towards a Masters in Education with a focus on inequality, and the International Diploma in Crochet. (Yes, it really does exist!)
I have been working in the office with Gill for about six weeks, so I’m sure you all appreciate she’s given me a top-quality handover! Six weeks is not 24 years, though, so I’ll be very grateful for your patience and support while I settle in.
I’m looking forward to meeting you all as and when our paths cross.
My name is Andy Pring, I have two children, aged ten and four, and I have predominantly been a ‘stay-at-home-dad’ since 2015. Prior to this I worked for Wandsworth Council for eight years. I have a BA in Theology and an MPhil in Islamic Studies, both from the University of Birmingham.
I have spent time volunteering with community projects in various places, including Brazil, Tanzania and Ireland and have travelled widely across the Middle East.
I have lived in Cuckfield for nearly two years having been in Balcombe for the seven previous years. Both of my children are at Holy Trinity primary school, my son having started in Reception last year, meaning that I am now able to take on this part-time role to work around my childcare commitments.
I am excited about getting to know the users of the Old School and continuing the great work that Peter Groves has done in making it such a success.