Our minister



Rev Shammy Webster began her ministry with us in September 2014, after completing her BA in Contextual Theology at Unitarian College Manchester (a member of the Partnership for Theological Education based at Luther King House).


Shammy completed her BA in Contextual Theology at Unitarian College Manchester, which is a member of the Partnership for Theological Education based at Luther King House.  As part of her training for ministry, Shammy spent nine months at Rochdale Unitarians as a student minister shadowing the previous minister, Rev Gillian Peel.  Gillian retired in 2013.


Prior to starting her ministerial training, Shammy was Worship Leader of Unitarian New Chapel, Denton, and had careers in both retail and banking management.  Originally from south east London, Shammy moved to the north west in 2002 to join her wife, Pat, who she married in 2003.


On taking up her post, Shammy said:


In our fast-paced 21st century lives it is becoming increasingly important to care for our 'inner-being' as much as our physical form.  I truly believe in the value of being part of a community where spirituality is encouraged along individual routes.  I am confident that the Rochdale congregation also support my desire to provide a spiritual haven to the local area, and that, together, we will learn from, aid, support and welcome new people into our family of spiritual variety.


Shammy has many ideas for introducing new forms of worship and opportunities for spiritual activities.  She also believes, very strongly, that building pastoral relationships with 'the healthy' as well as caring for those in crisis or ill-health, is a vital part of ministry.


Shammy’s hobbies include ancient religion and integration in Egypt, Mesopotamia and The Levant and walking in Snowdonia.  She and Pat are also animal lovers, sharing their home with a dog, cats and degus.


Contact details


Telephone: 01706 667953

Mobile:        07791 721295


Or use the contact form below to send a email to Shammy.

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