Who We Are

 Ann M:

Ann is from Liverpool but now lives in South London. Ann is a lay member of the Church of England.  Her working life has been predominantly within the field of social responsibility, culminating in directing the Commission on Urban Life and Faith as a follow-up to the report ‘Faith in the City’. Ann is the author of a number of books on mission and social action including a consideration of intergenerational fairness – from the perspective of a baby-boomer.  Ann has been a keen student of ageing for almost 30 years- it began as a theoretical interest – but has become more and more personal!  Anne’s contributions draw on up-to-date research and thinking alongside Gospel insights and are always down to earth, engaging and frequently light-hearted

Ann W: 

Ann W has been associated with PSALM since 2010, and is particularly interested in encouraging continued spiritual growth throughout life.  She brings experience as a Reader in the Church of England and a member of the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Southwark, where she has served in a range of roles including six years as Diocesan President. She lives on the southern edge of the Diocese of Southwark and has an interest in rural life and ministry, representing Churches Together in England’s Rural Group on a European network of village churches.  She is also the secretary of the Social Responsibility Officers’ network – and finds interesting overlaps between these various groups and issues of ageing and faith.

Claire:

Claire is an associate of PSALM and author of the 2003 report for the Diocese of London on developing work with and for older people, which led to PSALM’s formation.

Her background is quite varied: she studied Russian and Soviet Studies and lived in the Soviet Union for three years during the break-up of the USSR. She is an artist and has written and illustrated a book of illustrated poetry entitled, “Poetry Comic No.1”.  She has exhibited her paintings in galleries across the UK.  Claire now works for St Marylebone Church as Parish Administrator. She has trained in providing therapeutic activities for older people and helps with PSALM’s publicity materials.

Helen  and Libby :

Helen and Libby manage all PSALM’s administrative tasks between them. Helen is based in the office a day a week and Libby, who has a young family, works from home.