We are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Jane Robertson as the Associate Rector for the Parish of Boston. Speaking of the appointment, Revd Jane Robertson said she was ‘absolutely delighted to continue her ministry in the Parish of Boston’.
Revd Jane will be licenced on Wednesday 12th June, 11.30am at Edward King House in Lincoln by the Bishop of Grantham & the Archdeacon of Boston. On Sunday 16th June, 10.30am, there will be a United Parish Eucharist at St Botolph’s for their patronal festival and celebration to welcome Revd Jane as the Associate Rector.
Jane was born in Hertfordshire and grew up in the cathedral town of St.Albans. After completing her secondary education she worked in a variety of roles, including working in the library of a local building college, and as a finance assistant for a large publishing house. She married Charlie in 1978 and the couple moved to nearby Welwyn Garden City, where their two children, Will and Georgina were born. It was here that the couple were confirmed together at their local church. The family moved to Lincolnshire (via a short stay in the Orkney Islands) in 1988 and lived for many years in the village of Bardney. Jane’s work took her into social care roles before she trained as a nursery nurse. In 2001 the opportunity came for full time study and she completed a degree in English Literature at the then Bishop Grosseteste College. Studying has remained a great love and she is currently working towards an MA in Animal Theology with Warwick University.
In 1994 Jane was licensed as a Reader in the Diocese of Lincoln and went on to serve most of her ministry in rural parishes. For a time she was the diocesan representative on the Central Readers’ Council and she remains passionate about Reader ministry and well being. However, her sense of call to ordained ministry was strong and in 2016, following training with the Lincoln School of theology, Jane was ordained Deacon, followed by priesting a year later. Jane served her curacy in the Parish of Boston and feels privileged to have been offered the opportunity to continue her ministry there in her new role.
Jane and Charlie share their vicarage home with their family as well as two dogs and a cat. Jane is a passionate gardener, but also loves walking, painting and drawing and all things equine!