Revd Fran Battin

The Reverend Fran Battin, Associate Minister

Who am I? 

I am married to David, who is a retired (so he says!) doctor. I am also a mother to Catherine and Jennifer, and grandmother to Ewan and Daisy. My family are important to me and I like to be able to help them when needed, especially during the school holidays. The other important part of our family is our puppy Bramble who you might meet on walks in Harvington.

Do I have any hobbies?

I love to relax with my sewing, knitting and art work. In fact I'll have a go at any craft work.

What is my background and previous experiences of life?

I came into ministry late in life and after my curacy training became a prison chaplain. I worked at HMP Brockhill looking after women on remand, which was a very demanding but fulfilling time. After that I was a chaplain with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement, spending a week or two at retreat houses in England and Wales.

What do I do now?

I help Revd Richard in the ARCH Benefice on a part-time basis. I also take an occasional service in Homesmith House, Evesham and Holland House, Cropthorne. More recently Bramble and I have been visiting the residents of Salford House, which she thoroughly enjoys because of the love and treats she receives there.