Cary Taylor

Cary is training for Lay Ministry for Saint George’s and Claines in Worcester, having so far completed the first 6months of a 2 year course.

I have been with my wife, Amanda, for 26yrs (I know, I don’t look old enough!). I have lived in Worcester for 28yrs and feel it is truly home. My full-time commitment for the last 14yrs has been as a Foster Carer; the special needs young adult we have living with us has been with us for 13 of those years, and will remain with us for the future. Prior to this, I worked for our local authority in the training department and as a PA to the MD of a local media company.

My interests are reading and wildlife. Having a desire to read certainly helps with my training, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I am especially interested in history and so studying the historic settings and influences for Biblical text has been thoroughly fascinating for me.

Finding Saint George’s and being able to worship in such a loving and inclusive church has had a major impact on my wife and me, and we are eternally grateful to our vicar Jo Musson and all our lovely church family at Saint George’s and Claines.

[Ed. A Licensed Lay Minister, or Lay Reader, is a person authorized by the Bishop to lead certain services of worship, to preach, and to carry out pastoral and teaching functions. They are formally trained and admitted to office, but they remain part of the laity, not of the clergy. You can find out more here: https://www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/llm]