Get to know Eleanor
Eleanor was brought up in a vicarage family and somehow managed to find herself joining the family ‘business’ in 2011. Prior to ordination, she trained as a professional violinist at the Royal Northern College of Music. After a few years of freelancing and teaching, Eleanor began working for Holy Trinity Platt as a schools’ and children’s worker. During this time, she developed a musical for primary schools called ‘This Man Called Jesus’ which was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in 2004.
Music and worship have always been close to Eleanor’s heart and she moved to Emmanuel Loughborough as Director of Music in 2005. Four years later, however, Eleanor began training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge where she particularly enjoyed directing the Gospel Choir. Eleanor served her curacy in the Cornerstone Team, Leicester, where she grew a passion outreach through music by setting up a Community Gospel Choir.
Eleanor currently lives in Kettering, with her cat Squirrel, where she is Associate Vicar at the Church of Christ the King (Peterborough Diocese) and she is really excited to join the trustees of ReSource. She spends her time as chaplain of a new primary school (Hayfield Cross), heading up the Pastoral Ministry and Small Groups at CtK and many other vicary-type things. Eleanor is also involved as a trustee of a new charity, En-Fold, which aims to support parents of and those diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum. Her other current involvements include developing and producing a course for Christian Singles, called ‘Securely Single’ and leading worship for the CPAS Arrow Leadership Programme.
You will find Eleanor relaxing by watching the Grand Prix, supporting Sheffield Wednesday (less relaxing at the moment), planning holidays, and trying to thread her sewing machine!
Eleanor is the author of Securely Single, a video-based course written especially for Christians who are single, launched in May 2021. The course helps single Christians discuss the positives and negatives of the single life and encourages everyone to be content in every and any circumstance (Phil 4:11-13). The material is suitable for personal study or for small groups. Full details at www.securelysingle.co.uk