Bishop John has appointed Sue Perry as his new Adviser for Spirituality.

Sue is a member of St George’s Church in Barbourne, Worcester having recently moved to Worcester from Pershore where she was Lay Chair of Pershore Deanery for a number of years as well as an active member of Pershore Abbey. She is an ALM in pastoral care, has been a member of the Healing and Wholeness Advisory Group and is a volunteer chaplain at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, working in A&E supporting staff, patients and relatives.

Sue said: 

“I do feel that I have a real calling to pastoral care as well as helping people to find ways to deepen their spirituality and prayer life. I have been a Spiritual Director for around four years having completed the ecumenical spiritual direction course in the Diocese of Birmingham and am looking forward to working collaboratively with people who want to be involved in developing spirituality. I definitely don’t have all the right answers, but hopefully I can help bring people together who have different skills and gifts in this area.”

Sue will work with the spiritual direction network and among other things, will also look at encouraging people to explore their spirituality through retreats, pilgrimages, and quiet days.

Sue can be contacted on She would value your feedback and ideas.