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Oct. 15, 2018

#019 Life as a rural vicar with Caroline

#019 Life as a rural vicar with Caroline

Welcome to the Inside Yorkshire Podcast, a podcast full of stories and tales from the people of Yorkshire. In todays episode Susan talks to Caroline Hewlett who is vicar to Swaledale with Arkengarthdale,the largest geographical parish in England. She discusses some of the challenges involved in managing a rural parish.

Key Takeaways:

    • Caroline started her Yorkshire life in Ripon and eventually ended up in her current parish in Swaledale
    • She made a personal promise to be involved in ministry from the age of 30 and studied at theological college in Durham
    • Her first ministry was in Leeds, at St Georges, working with homeless people.
    • She then moved to Boroughbridge before eventually ending up in Swaledale.
    • She is involved in tackling rural loneliness through with the national Germinate project.

Valuable Resources: 

Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre,
Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG

Tel: 024 7685 3060
Email: info@germinate.net

About the Host:

Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years. She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people have to tell.

About the Guest:

Caroline has been vicar of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale parish for over 12 years and has just celebrated her 50th birthday. She was given a surprise birthday celebration provided by her local parishoners who helped her celebrate in style. 

A personal bucket list includes learning to drive a tractor and also managing a geared car. Caroline learned to drive in America and currently drives an automatic car.

Contact Method for Inside Yorkshire 

Susan Baty-Symes


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