All Saints welcomes this week new staff member Carolyn Adams, to be Parish Administrator. Carolyn will be based in the Cornerstone 5 mornings a week ensuring the Parish Office is open every day from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Carolyn’s appointment brings the Parish Office team back to full strength after a period of several months during which Janet Alp, Office Assistant, has acted as interim Parish Administrator.
The Rector, Canon David Hodgson, said: “I’m very pleased to be welcoming Carolyn. She brings a wealth of experience including having worked as a Parish Administrator recently elsewhere . It’s a relief to be back to full strength with our parish administration and to know that we can keep the office open every morning of the week. I am also hugely grateful for all the work Janet has done stepping up and doing more hours each week as our interim Parish Administrator”.
Carolyn has written to introduce herself:
“I’m Carolyn (Adams) and am really excited to be your new Parish Administrator as I’m the sad person who loves admin! I look forward to meeting and getting to know you over the coming months.I have lived in Binfield for 27 years, am married to Dave and we have three grown up, but not quite fledged (!), children. We are regular attendees at All Saints’, Binfield where for many years we’ve been involved with welcoming, reading, fundraising and admin tasks.
I’ve had a varied career path starting as a Clinical Dietitian in the NHS then moving to Berkshire as the Company Nutritionist at Waitrose Head Office. I then became a Buyer and finally spent time in Marketing as their Publications Manager.
I’ve also worked part-time in Admin roles, as an Exams Invigilator and then Reprographics Manager at Ranelagh School. More recently I’ve been the Church Administrator for All Saints’ with St. Mark’s Churches in Binfield.
I’m really hoping that this experience will stand me in good stead for the role with All Saints, Wokingham and help your amazing team of Clergy and lay people achieve the vision of making the church accessible, active and inclusive in the community.
And..…I’m loving learning new crafts, learning to love exercise and definitely loving the redevelopment of the town, especially the new Leafy Elephant gin bar! 🙂
Please stop by the office in The Cornerstone soon and say hi.”