Ally Barrett joined St Catharine's as Chaplain, having spent four years in theological education (as tutor and Director of Pastoral Studies at Westcott House, Cambridge) and eleven years as a parish priest in the Diocese of Ely, as well as some time as a children's minister in the USA. Her research, teaching and publications have focused on reflective practice and theological reflection, and the role of (and experience of) liturgy in life events. Her most recent book is on reflective practice, multisensory learning, and improvisation in preaching. With a background in music and the arts, she is a keen painter and singer, and is also an award-winning hymn-writer, for which she was made an Associate of the Royal School of Church Music.
Preaching with All Ages (Canterbury Press, 2019)