Ann Lemmon grew up in a church-going household in Somerset – her parents had met at a Methodist Sunday School Teachers Conference in 1931.
Ann was born in 1934 and has vivid memories of Sundays as a child.
Sunday School and Aunty Margaret 1.40′
When she left school, Ann knew that she wanted to work with people and decided to train as a radiographer in Bristol. In this extract, she talks about her first job in a ‘happy department’ and reflects on coping with the stresses of her job and her faith at this time.
Radiography and Faith 1.52′
After a few years, Ann applied for a job at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, and quickly settled into its small, friendly radiography department. She ‘found’ Wesley Memorial on her first weekend in Oxford and subsequently got involved in ‘Group 16’ of the John Wesley Society (JWS). In this extract, she recalls how this came about and what impact it had on her life.
‘Group 16′ 1.36’
Ann met her husband Geoff through the Central Fellowship group, set up by Rod Cocks at Wesley Mem. They married in 1978 and continued to be active members, volunteering to host student discussion groups in their home which progressed to lunch, tea and pancake parties! After retirement, they also got involved in the Friday Lunchbreak.
Friday Lunchbreak 2.02′