Lucy was ordained in 1995, having worked previously as a professional soprano. One of the first generation of women to be ordained in the Church of England, she served her title in Manor Park, Newham before becoming the first woman priest appointed at St Paul’s Cathedral, later becoming Canon Precentor.
She has been Rector of St James’s since 2010. With degrees in history and theology, she broadcasts regularly on Radio 3 and 4, and is a long-standing contributor to the Today Programme’s Thought for the Day. She was a founding advisor for the public theology think tank “Theos” and the co-founder of “Leading Women”, a national development programme for women clergy. She is a Governor of The Queen’s Theological Foundation in Birmingham and a trustee of the National Churches Trust.
Her book “Our Sound is Our Wound” (Continuum 2010) was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book. In 2014, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Winchester University.
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