Lucy Davis

Dean of Women’s Ministry

Vicar of St Andrew’s Church in Bedford since July 2021, and before that Flitwick Parish since 2015. My home is a full and noisy place, occupied by three teenagers, two dogs and my husband Anthony. My focus on the ministry of women in the Church came from the shockwaves when, soon after I was ordained, the measure to allow the ordination of women to episcopate was defeated. Since then, it has been a joy to mentor a number of women at various stages of their discernment and training, and I look forward to getting to know all the women ministers, across the Diocese.

Sarah Marshall

Assistant Dean of Women’s Ministry

Team Vicar in the parishes of Aldenham, Radlett & Shenley, with responsibility for St Martin’s, Shenley. Speaking up for women’s rights and calling out inequality has always been a passion of mine, therefore taking up this position was a ‘no-brainer’ for me. As a mother of two boys, I see it as even more important to do my part in ensuring the next generation grows up with love and respect for all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, age, or social status. Within this role I am keen to work with women, from both across the diocese and nationally, to understand existing challenges and to support both female and male ministers in being a truly inclusive church.

St Etheldreda’s Trust

The St Etheldreda’s Trust offers grants to advance the ministry of women clergy in the St Albans Diocese

This Trust offers modest grants to support and enrich the ministry of female ordained clergy in the Diocese of St Albans or to support work with children done by them.

St Etheldreda’s Trust leaflet

St Etheldreda’s Trust application form