Kate is the Chair of Trustees for the Quiet Garden Movement.
Kate worked in Public Health for many years and retired in 2014, after 40 years in the NHS. Following this she studied part-time, to complete the course in Theology, Ministry and Mission at SEITE, now St. Augustine’s College, and after Ordination served her curacy at All Saints in Hove, and has now been assistant MSN priest at St. Nicholas Saltdean for just over two years. She is also a chaplain 2 days a week at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton (I am back in the NHS!) and is a spiritual director.
Kate’s interest in Quiet Gardens began when she attended a course run by Revd. Tessa Holland some years ago that inspired me to have my own Quiet Garden, and which necessitated a house move from Kemptown to Saltdean to find the right garden! She has now been hosting her Quiet Garden in Saltdean, Moray Cottage Quiet Garden, since 2016, with the help and support of a dear friend and colleague Revd. Judy Greenfield, who also takes all the amazing pictures of how the garden changes during the seasons.
Kate is very fortunate to have Quiet Gardens founder Philip Roderick living near, for support advice and inspiration, and who has also run some wonderful Quiet days in her garden.
She is hoping as Chair of Trustees to see this wonderful Quiet Garden ministry of welcome, spiritual companionship and pastoral support, continue and flourish and grow.