My mother was a Methodist and I went to the Anglican parish church Sunday school with a neighbours daughter. So I became an Anglican. My mother was confirmed when she was in her 40s and began going to church regularly and volunteering with cleaning etc.

When I moved to Australia her words were “where ever you live, go to your local church and you will find all you need”. Being a military family we did move a couple of times and I always went to the local church, finding friends and play groups for my children and many other things.

I’ll never forget her words spoken over 45 years ago.