Jenny Mayo Lythall new Dev Worker May 2014

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undefinedChurch House in Daresbury has welcomed the Revd Jenny Mayo-Lythall as the new Development Worker for Transforming Lives Together (TLT). TLT is a joint venture between Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Chester which aims to inspire parishes to engage with their local communities on issues of poverty.

Jenny, who recently finished her role as Curate at Norbury, Hazel Grove, after four years, started her new job on 12 May.

A native of Stockport, Jenny, 30, is married to the Revd Andrew Lythall, Vicar of St Alban’s, Offerton, and St Thomas’, Stockport. The couple have a baby son, Edward. 

Before ordination, Jenny workd in Salford as a probation officer. She has long been interested in the root causes of, and remedies for, poverty.

She will continue her priestly duties as a Self Supporting Minister in Offerton and Stockport while working full-time in her new role.

Jenny said: “I’m thrilled to be starting as Development Worker. I’m very much looking forward to meeting people and hearing all about what is already going on all around the diocese to tackle poverty.

“Ahead of us, we aim to build a network of support and resource-sharing to make our actions on poverty really effective. I sense that people are ready to engage with what we are doing and planning to do.

“The more people join together in this sort of work, the better and more effective it becomes and we see people’s lives transformed in God and in Christian justice.” 

Jenny is keen to talk to parishes about the import work of Transforming Lives Together. Phone her on 01928 718834 ext 261 or email jenny@transforminglivestogether.org.uk