My early life was spent on a farm outside the village of North Duffield, near Selby. I grew up in a Christian family and attended the local Methodist chapel. Sunday School, Girl Crusaders, the Faith Mission and a youth fellowship all played their part in helping me to root and grow my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Marriage to Geoff, and 3 children, jobs in banking, post office, school and GP Practice extended my experience of life.
As a teenager I trained as a local preacher, thus joining many other members of my family onto 'The Plan'. From 2000 I worked as a lay employee in Heworth for 3 years, and from 2001 in Strensall and Sheriff Hutton. These roles confirmed by sense of call into ordained ministry, and after training at the York St Johns Institute for Community Theology I was stationed to the Easingwold Section of the 'old' York North Circuit in 2005. In 2012 I moved to Pickering — part of the new Ryedale Circuit, and became officially Superintendent, after the death of a colleague, in January 2017.
Geoff and I are looking forward to returning to the York area, living and working amongst old friends and new. PS. I am not the hymn writer whose hymns appear in Singing the Faith!
Revd Ruth Duck has pastoral charge of: