OUR School Chaplain, Revd Dr Ros Lane, celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry on June 30th.

Dr Lane was ordained to the diaconate at Wakefield Cathedral in 1995 and took up post as Curate in the Parish of St Peter’s, Huddersfield and All Saints Paddock following ministerial training at Westcott House in Cambridge.

The following year, Dr Lane was ordained a priest and she continued her curacy, taking up post as Chaplain at HMP and YOI New Hall. She then served as Chaplain at HMP and YOI Doncaster, HMP Wymott, HMP Kirkham, HMP Whitemoor and HMP Ashwell. During this time, Dr Lane trained to be a psychotherapist specialising in forensic psychiatry and was awarded her Doctorate in 2016, entitled ‘Imprisoned Grief: A Theological, Spiritual and Practical Response’.

During this time, Dr Lane’s vocation extended to working with those who felt disenfranchised, vulnerable, marginalised and abandoned, and she developed a collaborative programme called ‘Living with Loss’, which ran for four years at HMP Kirkham and HMP Whitemoor.

On moving to Ely and with prison closures afoot, Dr Lane began teaching practical theology at Cardiff University, later becoming Chaplain at the Derwent Centre in Harlow and Cavell Centre in Peterborough, serving those who found themselves in acute mental health crises.

Dr Lane joined the King’s Ely family in 2012, at first as a psychotherapist and then becoming full-time School Chaplain and a Religious Studies Teacher at King’s Ely Junior in 2015.

Congratulations Dr Lane!

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