Revd Dr Christina Mason
Priest in Charge
I grew up in Wales and was baptised and confirmed in the Church in Wales. After university I moved to various places to work, including Scotland where I was ordained Deacon in 1984. At that time, I had no wish to proceed any further to become a priest and was very active in both church and community in the Diocese of Brechin.
1996 saw another move, to London and St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. This was an amazingly formative experience. The hospice enjoyed a wonderful and well-deserved reputation for the holistic palliative and end of life care it offered to patients and their extended families.
I worked at St Joseph’s until 2007 and then there was another move and another challenge. When I came to East Anglia it was increasingly obvious that there was a shortage of ordained priests to fulfil an eucharistic ministry. Perhaps, I thought, it was time to re-consider my calling to the permanent diaconate. I was ordained as a non-stipendiary priest in October 2010. I have served in the Shellrock benefice since then and was commissioned as priest in charge in January 2018. This is a part-time position which is shared with Rev Prebendary Sue Strutt.