Welcome to Heather
Hi, I’m Heather Paisley and I am a trainee Reader on placement with St George’s. That doesn’t mean that I’m just learning my letters, “Reader” is what the C of E calls a Licensed Lay Minister. I have been doing the course since September 2010 and am enjoying it immensely and learning such a lot. God willing, I am to be accepted as a Reader and ‘licensed’ in July this year.
Although I was born within ‘the sound of Bow Bells’ and so am a real Cockney, we moved to Cumbria when I was 8, so my formative years were spent in a very similar community to that of IOM. For family reasons, we went back South when I left school, and I lived in Milton Keynes for 25 years. During my working life ‘across’, I spent 9 years as a Press Officer, mostly with Sealink, and after that worked for the NHS as a Manager for almost 15 years, interspersed with other posts such as at the Department of Health in London.
I have lived on the Isle of Man for six years and I love it here. I live in Glen Vine and, after five years as the Practice Manager of Palatine Surgery, I started my new job in the Clerk of Tynwald’s Office last December. I am really enjoying it and am very proud to work there. When I get time, I love cooking, cross-stitch, singing and dabbling with watercolours (enthusiastic if not skilled!) Since MGP last year I have been a Marshal at ‘Ballascary’ and am looking forward to my first TT.
Thank you for such a warm welcome to St George’s and I look forward to learning a lot from my time with you.
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