Hi I am Janet Turville- Vicar for Coton in the Elms along with Walton upon Trent, Rosliston, Croxall and Immanuel Stapenhill. It is a joy to be with you all at last. I am married to Kevin with three boys aged between 22 and 27, the eldest of whom will make me a grandmother for the second time in April

My previous employment has included work as a Secondary school RE teacher, a helpline operative for the National Insurance Agency, checkout operator in Sainsbury’s and two years as a Children and Family worker. My experience in all these jobs have given me insights and strengths which I hope to bring to my work as your Vicar. I trained at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving my Curacy in Wirksworth. For refreshment and fun, I enjoy reading and needlecrafts and spending time with our ever growing family.

I have previously been a Governor in a school of just 20 pupils so will find it both interesting and challenging to be working in the larger environment of Coton in the Elms Primary school- which is still classed as a small primary school but is much larger than I was used to. I hope to get to know both pupils and parents as I visit the school and village.

I shall be around the village as often as I can and especially leading Collective Worship in school (Assemblies) and also helping with some RE. Please stop and chat if you see me.