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Profile: The Revd Diana Greenfield

07 July 2010

by Ed Thornton

The Revd Diana Greenfield was ordained deacon on 4 July. She will serve a curacy at St John’s, Glastonbury, and be an ordained pioneer in Glastonbury and Street.

The Revd Diana Greenfield knows more about dance music than most ordinands, having been a nightclub chaplain during her eight years as a Church Army Officer in Maidstone, Kent. She says that nightclub revellers are “surprisingly open to spiritual things, as long as you don’t force it on them”.

Sister Greenfield (her Church Army title) decided to train for the priesthood after realising that “there was an important role for the ordained priest within fresh-expressions communities”.

She has trained at St Mellitus College, in London, a theological centre that allows students to study while in practical church ministry. She has also been studying for an MA in Theology and Ministry at King’s College, London, and is near to completing a dissertation that compares the content of self-help manuals with the Sermon on the Mount.

Ms Greenfield has moved to Somerset to begin her first curacy. She also has experience of working among people who practise New Age and Pagan spirituality, in that part of Somerset where the Glastonbury Festival takes place each year. “I definitely have an unusual background and breadth of experience,” she says.

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