Sharon Lord is the Rector of Pakefield Church.
She is married to Russell, they have two grown up children, Aden and Bethany,and two rather pampered cats.
She moved here, in 2018, from Staffordshire, where she was a Curate. She trained up in the North East at Cranmer Hall in Durham, and thus her love with the East coast and the North Sea was born.
Prior to Ordination she worked as a Midwife in Shropshire and has lost count of the number of mums and babies she has cared for. She spent her formative years in Wales so always supports them in the rugby!
Di Lammas retired here in 2012 after 17 years as Rector of Hethersett & the Meltons. A Londoner, “Up the Spurs” were among her earliest words, she cannot now imagine living anywhere other than East Anglia. Prior to theological college she ran a hostel for maladjusted schoolchildren and after five years in two Nottingham parishes spent 11 years as a national Vocations Adviser with Church Pastoral Aid Society, returning to parish ministry a year after being among the first women ordained priest in 1994. A cat lover, she plans to adopt one when she’s stopped travelling the world!
Trudie Jackson is a Licensed Lay Reader at our church. She is married to Brian and has a daughter Sophie who is a writer, and a son Nicholas who is a team leader at Homebase, Lowestoft. She was born in Saxon Road within the sound of the church bells and has been a regular worshiper at the church since going on an Alpha course here in 2000. After working as Post Office Clerk for forty-three years she recently changed career and is now working for Suffolk County Council as a Business Support Officer. In her spare time, she loves researching her family history as well as the local history of Pakefield and its church. As a Lay Reader she takes services at the church and organises fund-raising events.
AUTHORISED WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
Loretta Freeman is an Authorised Worship Assistant who was licensed in July 2020 . Loretta moved to the parish in 1993 from Essex after graduating from university and has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 27 years, currently working in Norwich as a cost engineer. After attending the Alpha course she was confirmed at Pakefield Parish Church in October 2015. Life at home is spent looking after her very loving and adorable two cats; Jack and Sapphire, musical interests, studying and reading literature as well as socialising with family and friends.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES WORKER
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR (p/t)
HALL BOOKINGS ADMINISTRATOR (p/t)
ELECTORAL ROLL OFFICER
GIFT AID SECRETARY