Archdeacon Sarah Clark
The Revd Canon Sarah Clark was installed as Archdeacon of Nottingham on 26 October 2014. Previously she held posts as Team Rector of Clifton in the Nottingham Archdeaconry and Rector of Carlton-in-Lindrick and Langold with Oldcotes in the Newark Archdeaconry. She has also been Dean of Women’s Ministry and an Area Dean. She served her curacy at St James Porchester.
Talking about her role as Archdeacon Sarah said she was excited about her new challenge: “It feels like everything I have done so far in the diocese comes together in this role. I had a real sense that God was in it and that made it possible to put myself forward.” Sarah played a key role in encouraging the ministry of women and led the debate on women Bishops in the diocese. However she believes that the most important thing is to get the right person for any role regardless of gender. Sarah does hope that having women in senior roles ‘will help women thinking about God’s call on their lives to see that all the doors are open.”
Sarah started her working life as a civil servant in the Employment Service but gradually came to believe that God was calling her to a different role. Supported by her Baptist Church she studied for an M.A. in Theology at St John’s College, Bramcote as an independent student. However her call into the Church of England after “encountering God in a fresh way in the Eucharist” was followed immediately with the call to ordained ministry. Sarah is deeply committed to the Anglican presence in local communities, serving local people and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with them.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening: a new hobby since moving to Sherwood and walking her dog Cassie.
She can be contacted:
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
via her Southwell Office: 01636 817206
at home in Sherwood: 01159 606334
on her mobile: 07917 693285