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The “Rev Bev” – Lymm’s first female Rector


LYMM’s first female Rector conducted her first Remembrance Day service at St Mary’s Church – and also joined councillors, other civic figures, Royal British Legion and other service representatives in the parade.
The Rev Beverley Jameson – perhaps better known as “The Rev Bev” – has only been in Lymm a matter of weeks but admits she has already been charmed by the place.
“The village is lovely, the people are so friendly and I have been made so welcome,” she said.
The Rev Jameson served in a team ministry in Worcester before coming to Lymm.
But her journey into the Ministry was an unusual one and involved a massive career change.
She admits that at one time she did not believe in God.
But friends who were getting married asked her to be a bridesmaid and she accompanied them to church services for support.
As a result she came to believe – even though her friends never went back to church after the wedding!
The career change came later and involved giving up a well paid job as corporate director and deputy chief executive of a district council in Shropshire.
“I was about to be promoted and it came as quite a surprise to them when I said I was leaving to study theology,” she said.
The “Rev Bev”, who lives in Rectory Lane with her cat, Toby, now plans to meet as many people as possible, within the church and the wider community.
She hopes to work with all the local schools – and she is looking forward to the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s on the first weekend of December.
The Rev Jameson is pictured with Bishop of Chester, the Right Rev Peter Forster, at her induction service.


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