Doreen Cooksley, Reader Emeritus
I grew up in the village of Tortworth and attended Thornbury Grammar School during the years of World War II.
My teaching career, which I also felt to be my vocation, was spent in schools in South Gloucestershire.
When I retired in 1991 I trained as a Reader and since licensing in 1993 I have exercised my ministry in the Cromhall / Tortworth Benefice.
I moved to a retirement flat in Thornbury in 2004, and since then I have continued this ministry but also attended St Mary’s Church when possible.
In 2013 I have become Reader Emeritus and am finding it necessary to be less active in ministry, but hope to continue to serve as much as health and strength allow.
I have numerous hobbies and interests, largely occupied at present in activities in Thornbury U3A.