Introducing the Revd Felicity Scroggie
Felicity grew up in Beverley, East Yorkshire, attending the local school and spending most of her time outdoors with horses or playing the bassoon in orchestral groups. She read law at Pembroke College, Oxford, and then gained an MPhil in Philosophy at the University of St Andrew's. She came to London to marry Justin where she lectured in law and philosophy at Queen Mary College, London University, and taught for several years in HMP Pentonville. Their daughter Natalie was born in 1991.
At that point Felicity made a change of direction and began what was to be a long association with the church in the London borough of Brent. As a lay person she was the founding director of a lay training programme for urban priority areas, Faith in Willesden. This formative work moulded her commitment to lay ministry, confidence building, and social justice. She grew to love the people and the churches of Brent
and returned to the borough to serve a unique curacy split between two separate benefices and the London Inter Faith Centre (variety and challenge are always welcome!). She then moved to the other side of the borough as vicar of St Andrew's Sudbury where she has served for 11 years.
She has also always tried to use her gifts in the deanery and diocese in a variety of roles and has been privileged to serve the people and churches of Brent as their Area Dean for the last three years.
Felicity believes in living life to the full, trying new things, and embracing new challenges. Five years ago she returned to horse riding and now has three horses and is working hard to improve her dressage skills. She loves to sing and to be outdoors and she is looking forward to the challenge of the rectory garden and to being part of the community in Kidlington.
She writes: Thank you everyone for your warm and enthusiastic welcome. I hope to get to know you all very soon.
The Revd Felicity Scroggie, with Millie.