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Who’s Who – Penny Cuthbert

Penny CuthbertFrom a ‘vague belief in God’ in childhood, Penny’s faith crystallised at Durham University, spending time with church-going friends and being especially impressed by Jesus’ story of the prodigal son. On her return to Reading, Penny attended Greyfriars Church, met and married husband Simon and began to feel a call to priesthood.

Ordained at Christ Church, Oxford in 2012, Penny has spent the last four years as a curate, supporting the vicar of St Agnes with St Paul and St Barnabas in South Reading and living in Whitley. She arrives back in Caversham at a time of change for the Church of St John the Baptist.

Penny will be called the Transition Minister for St John’s, and she will be tasked with leading the congregation on a journey of discovery towards a new future, so that it has a greater impact in its local community and the church grows stronger for future generations.

“I am delighted to be coming to St John’s as Transition Minister. I have had a strong sense of call to this post and sense St John’s is at an exciting point in its history. I am looking forward to serving the community in Caversham and eager to discover what God has in store for all of us in the years ahead.”