Carol Gay – Reader

Carol writes, “I grew up in Portchester and although I’ve moved away several times, I’ve always returned!

I am married to Adam and we have two lovely daughters, great son in laws and four wonderful grandchildren.

When my children were older, I qualified as an accountant and have worked for several organisations locally.

I became a Christian in my late 20’s and started attending St Mary’s church. Adam became a Christian soon afterwards and since then Jesus has been the centre of our lives.

It’s a great blessing to have four generations of my family worshipping together at St Mary’s.

As a licensed lay minister (Reader) I am a member of St Mary’s ministry team. I really enjoy preaching and leading services and since cutting down on work commitments, have become more involved in children’s work.

I sometimes attend St Ann’s church in the HM Naval Base, Portsmouth where Adam is chaplain.

I enjoy times with family and friends. I try to keep fit and enjoy walking, travelling, family holidays and trips away in our caravan.