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Hello, I’m Rev Sandra Williams, half time Associate Priest with the West Purbeck Benefice and I have responsibility for ministry amongst families, children, young people and schools throughout the Benefice.  My husband, Graham, and black labradoodle Zinnie (she was 2 last Christmas Eve), live in The Vicarage in Bere Regis.

Graham and I have three children – Amy, married to Neil, has two children, Zachary and Ruby and lives in Salisbury; our son Adam and his wife, Maria, are both teachers and live in Oxfordshire with their Schnauzer Gus; and our youngest daughter, Lucy, with her fiancé Sam and Husky/Beagle Cross Bella, live in Shaftesbury.  Our family grew up in Gillingham, North Dorset, where, prior to ordination, I was a Primary School Teaching Assistant. I was also a Cub Scout Leader for 30 years.

One of my main loves is walking and I’ve really enjoyed exploring the local footpaths. When we’ve had a bit more freedom Zinnie and I have been further afield, it’s great to know that the coast is only 20 minutes away. 

It’s been fabulous to meet some of the families from school through our online Messy Church and I’m really looking forward to the time when I can come in to school for things like Collective Worship, rather than doing it at home through zoom, and really get to know the whole school family.

With blessings

Rev Sandra Williams