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The Revd Vanessa Baron

I’m the associate vicar of St Mary Magdalene, Lyminster. I came to Lyminster in 2017 with my husband James. Before coming to Sussex, I worked as a school chaplain for over 20 years. I also worked in parishes in London, being one of the first women to be ordained priest in 1994. Before that I had been a nurse, specialising in terminal care.

James my husband was a teacher too and now leads the Prison Christian Fellowship team at Ford Prison. We have an adult daughter who works in Co Durham.

You can get in touch with Vanessa at or at 01903 885935.