Sarah Siddique Gill

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Sarah Siddique Gill, Priest-in-Charge of Woodhouse Close Church and Associate Minister in the Parish of St. Andrew with St Anne, Bishop Auckland is born and brought up in a predominantly Muslim village, Kotli Peer Ahamd Shah, Gujranwala, Pakistan. She was born and brought up in a Christian family with four brothers and a sister.

She was a bible teacher at the United Bible Training Centre, Gujranwala, Pakistan, for seven years. While teaching at the UBTC, she completed her Master's degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. At the UBTC, she enjoyed working with young Christian girls and women, aged 14 to 60.

In 2002, she was invited by the Church Mission Society UK, to work with the Church of the Province of South Africa. It was an initiative from the CMS to encourage South to South sharing of the mission resources for ministry and mission. She was based in the Diocese of Christ the King in Johannesburg. After a short time in South Africa, Church Mission Society UK, invited her to work with the Inner Ring Group Churches in Bradford in 2005 as a volunteer. It was an ecumenical project where Anglican, Methodist and Baptist Churches worked together in predominant Muslim surroundings in Manningham, Bradford.

In 2007, she felt called to serve as an ordained minister. After due process of selection, education and training at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education College, Birmingham, in 2011, she was ordained as a deacon in The Episcopal Area of Bradford (previously known The Diocese of Bradford) and was placed to serve her title as an Assistant Curate at St Paul's Parish Church, Shipley. After completing her title as a curate, since 2015, her first appointment has been at Woodhouse Close Church, Bishop Auckland, in an ecumenical church set up. She is delighted to work both with Church and the local community.


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