Revd Dr Sarah Brush

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Sarah Brush
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Director, Cuddesdon Gloucester & Hereford

Revd Dr Sarah Brush

Sarah heads up our Cuddesdon Gloucester and Hereford Pathway and serves on the Senior Leadership Team. She is the Safeguarding Lead for the college.

She brings a broad range of experience in pastoral work, firstly as a parish youth worker in High Wycombe and later as a curate in the Borough of Dudley. She served as Worcester Diocesan Youth Officer where she advised all the churches on their engagement with young people as well as supporting educational chaplaincy in secondary, further and higher education and supporting the Church of England Youth Council as chaplain. Sarah was on General Synod from 2015 to 2017 and has previously been on the National Board of Education.  She has been a school governor at three different CE Primary Schools, including serving as both chair of governors and Safeguarding Governor. She was the chair of the trustees of Worcestershire YMCA and currently serves as Chair of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology and as a trustee of the St Christopher’s Education Trust. She is on the editorial board of the Practical Theology Hub.

Previous to working for the church, Sarah studied for a PhD at the University of Reading, translating Latin saints’ lives focused on bishops from Merovingian France. She has previously taught Latin, Medieval History, Youth Work and Church History and currently teaches worship, ministry and mission, preaching and reflective practice.

She trained at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, gaining a Masters in Applied Theology. Her current research interests are focused on Faith Development drawing on modern models and wisdom from the tradition especially the medieval mystics.

Sarah co-wrote Moving Images, Changing Lives: Exploring the Christian Life and Confirmation through Film (Church House Publishing, 2011) and has recently contributed to Meanings of Discipleship as well as a book exploring online worship during lockdown called The Distanced Church and is finalising a book on Faith Development.

She is a regular volunteer at Greenbelt. In her spare time, she enjoys needle-felting, lino-cut printing, experimenting with food and paint, watching films, solving puzzles and walking her (Cuddesdon-born) cockerpoo, The Moog.