Canon Felicity Lawson retired in July 2017 after 16 years as Vicar of St Peter’s Gildersome (and latterly also Priest in Charge of St Paul’s Drighlington) now in the Diocese of Leeds but formerly the Diocese of Wakefield. She was Parish Worker at St Margaret’s Aspley in the 1970s where she and John Finney developed what is now the Saints Alive! Course before moving to St John’s College Nottingham to teach Pastoral Studies. From there she moved in 1987 to the Diocese of Wakefield as Director of Ministerial Training, later becoming Dean of Ministry and Director of Ordinands. It was there in the 1990s that she was involved in the team who produced Emmaus: The Way of Faith.
Felicity became a Trustee of ARM in 1988 and Chair in 2001. As such she oversaw the birth of ReSource in 2004 and remained Chair of Trustees until 2012. She has rejoined the Trustees in 2018 to offer support during this exciting time of re-envisioning and transition.
In retirement Felicity is living in Barnoldswick where she has been supporting her local church through a vacancy (happily now filled) and spending more time at Scargill where she has been a Council member for some years. She is delighted at the growing partnership between ReSource and the Scargill Movement. She enjoys walking along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal which is only a few minutes from her front door and exploring this beautiful part of the world, entertaining friends and creating a garden.