Canon Lucy Winkett (1968-) is a forward-thinking, energetic woman determined to bring an end to the culture of gender exclusivity in the Church of England. Her appointment as the first woman to the clerical staff of St. Paul's was a hugely important, and highly controversial, event in the Church of England.

She studied history at Selwyn College Cambridge and studied singing at the Royal College of Music. Prior to ordination, she trained as a soprano and lived in a L'Arche community, a place where people over the age of 18 with learning disabilities live and work together with their assistants, people who live with and engage in the life of the disabled. This unique experience most certainly influenced Winkett's views on life.

Following a two-year curacy at ...

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