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Deborah Kirk

Deborah Kirk

Plymouth & Exeter District

I am a wife, mother to 3 adult sons, and grandmother to 2 little grandsons; I currently serve as a Methodist Minister in the Taunton Deane and South Sedgemoor Circuit, one of four Somerset circuits in the Plymouth and Exeter District.

My links with Women’s Network began in the mid 1990s when a friend encouraged me to offer for the role of Network Secretary in my home circuit in Cornwall. It was truly a case of being encouraged, enabled and equipped, and over the subsequent years, I have appreciated the fellowship, opportunities and resources which are offered to the Church, and to women in particular, through Women’s Network, and its successor Methodist Women in Britain.

Recently I was invited – with a friend and colleague – to travel to Orissa, North India, on two separate occasions, and these experiences have engendered opportunities to learn about and share with others, the many challenges for the Dalit and Tribal women of rural India, and to look for ways to express solidarity and support.

I am committed to promoting the aims and projects of MWiB, and am privileged to serve as District Forum Representative.