I have been a Lay Reader since 2012. I had two careers before retiring two years ago. Firstly, as a mechanical engineer working on new factory projects for two multi-nationals, then running a construction business specialising in listed building repairs and extensions. My main involvement in church life is with families and children through Messy Church and school assemblies. I am keen on wider lay participation in services and imaginative use of audio/visuals to enliven worship.