Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England — Jane’s interest in and love for all people, especially children and young people, has run like a thread throughout her life. She first trained in baby and child care, working in hospitals and residential care homes for children. As a young woman she travelled to India as a volunteer for Save the Children Fund, where she worked with Tibetan refugees in the foothills of the Himalayas. This work greatly broadened her concept of Love and her desire to reach out, help, and heal others. On her return to the UK, further qualifications in social work led her to work with young people in detention centres, single mums from deprived and broken homes, and families in difficult life situations.
Marriage and a growing family gave her a new area in which to strengthen her understanding and application of Christian Science. There were many opportunities to witness the Father-Mother God’s loving care, including healings of sickness and injuries. It was a natural overspill of her healing work for family and friends that steered Jane in 1983 into the public practice of Christian Science.
Jane served for six years as Christian Science Prison Minister to two London prisons, working mostly at a woman’s prison where she was able to assist women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, including teenage mothers incarcerated with their babies. She has given a number of talks related to her prison work.
Jane has an ever expanding experience and understanding of young people, having served as camp practitioner for a number of Christian Science youth camps over the years and working with the committees in preparation for these events. In addition, she has given inspirational talks to young people and a variety of other audiences.
In 2000 she became a teacher of Christian Science and holds her class and annual association meeting in Scarborough in the North of England.