Minister

Sue

Revd Sue McCoan

Joined Wembley Park URC on 23rd July 2016. We share Sue with St Andrew’s ¬†Ealing URC.

Leads worship at Wembley Park on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Holy Communion is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

 

Minister@wembleyparkurc.org.uk

We are happy to Welcome

Rev. Sue McCoan to Wembley Park URC as our joint minister with St Andrew’s Ealing URC

“Born in Sheffield, I studied Architecture at Cambridge but decided I was not cut out for professional practice. I took a number of short-term but interesting jobs including designing diagrams to illustrate a DIY magazine in London, and cataloguing the costume collection in the Usher Gallery in Lincoln. In 1980 I did a Foundation Course in Art and Design in Sheffield and then moved to Leeds where I accidentally got a proper job with ICL and trained as a computer programmer.

In Leeds I met Jamie, and when he got a place at the National Film School we moved to Slough, where we lived until I was called to ministry. I worked for ICL in Bracknell as a software designer and customer requirements analyst.

I was brought up in the Church of England but lost my faith towards the end of my time at university. I spent some years exploring Eastern spirituality and, briefly, the Quakers, until work and mortgage took over and I had nothing to do with faith for years. Then in 2001, in a difficult situation, I turned to prayer and woke up with a call to come back to God. A local URC congregation invited me to their home group and dealt graciously with all my questions, until I felt strong enough to go to church. They sponsored me to do the TLS course (Training for Learning and Serving), which led to Lay Preaching, and from there to a call to full-time ministry. I trained at Westminster College, Cambridge and was ordained in July 2010 at Wylde Green URC in Sutton Coldfield.

In my spare time I enjoy painting and walking and have recently got back into amateur dramatics.”

Revd Sue McCoan