The Revd Diane Fawcett was licensed as House for Duty Priest at the St Margaret-at-Cliffe Benefice on January 7 2010.
I was attracted to the post at St Margaret’s because I knew the area and we had been very happy here. It’s a wonderful area to bring up a family. I also love the sea.
I was born and educated in New Zealand. I came to teach in a girls’ school in Suffolk (supposedly) for two years; however I met my husband and married and never went back.
We lived in Merseyside where we had our three children, followed by a spell in Hereford before coming to live in Kent in 1986.
When my youngest child went to school, I returned to teaching. I trained as a secondary school teacher I have also taught in primary school and in the field of Special Needs.
Throughout my life I’ve always been involved with the Church and this commitment grew gradually in the 1990s. It led me to explore ordination and I was ordained in 2004. I served as an Assistant Curate in the G7 Parishes in the Ashford Deanery.
My passions are working alongside those on the fringes of society. I am interested in Mental Health and Dementia. I volunteer at Age Concern in Canterbury on a weekly basis. I am also interested in providing support for carers.
My personal interests are cycling, dancing, opera, ballet, reading, travelling, pilates and meeting up with friends and socialising.