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  • Getting to know…Abigail Walker

    Back in April we announced that Abbie has joined the team as our Children’s Support Worker. For anyone yet to meet Abbie, here's an opportunity to find out more about her…

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    Ben: I don’t detect any strong regional accents…are you from round these parts?
    Abbie: Yes! Hillingdon born and raised, with a brief 3-year stint in Southampton where I met Sam. We were married in April 2016, and now live in Uxbridge.

    Growing up in Hillingdon, what were your childhood aspirations?
    As a child I wanted to be an astronaut, followed by a similarly ambitious wish to be a professional dancer. Despite dancing for 18 years the dream never happened.

    You could have been the first person to dance the Moonwalk on the actual moon…

    […long silence…]

    What did you do before coming to work at Crown?
    I worked in events for an organisation called Christian Concern. Before that I was at Southampton University studying Philosophy and Maths

    Philosophy and Maths…that’s quite the combination! What does a Philosophy & Maths graduate get up to in their spare time?
    Chilling, enjoying the sun with friends and / or family.
    I love tea – and consequently fun teapots (we own 5!).
    Also, not sure whether the church will approve, but I can answer almost any Harry Potter question you fire at me.

    Ok let’s put that one to the test…What do Harry and Ron crash into when they fly Arthur Weasley’s Ford Anglia to Hogwarts?
    The Whomping Willow.

    Correct! For a bonus point: Which breed of Dragon does Harry have to defeat in the Tri-Wizard Tournament?
    The Hungarian Horntail.

    Impressive stuff. Who was your role model growing up?
    My ballet teacher – she was still dancing at 72!

    Would you rather wear wet trainers all day or sandals that rub?
    This is a horrible question Ben. Both bring a lump to my throat. It’ll have to be rubbing sandals. Wet clothing is something I’m really not okay with.

    Good to know. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
    A dried mopani worm- google doesn’t lie. The things you do for children’s entertainment eh… I also ate a scorpion in the same sitting.

    You’re overseeing our Children’s work at Crown now - do you have anything you’d like to share about that?
    I want to see our kids have real and genuine experiences of God, which they recognise and embrace.

    How great to see the Holy Spirit moving and changing lives for the better. If our kids come to know and love Jesus, we have been successful.

    Thanks Abbie. And finally, what will you sing if Crown puts on a Karaoke night?
    Something from ABBA – they’re the only lyrics I can remember…

    To contact Abigail please email: abigail.walker@crown-church.org.uk

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