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Penelope Swithinbank

Penelope is the Director of Ministry for Ministries by Design. She is an ordained Anglican priest and a trained Spiritual Director.

She is married to Kim and they live (with Gracie, now somewhat bigger!) at Mays Farm, the Christian Retreat Centre they have recently renovated and which is now the main focus of Ministries by Design.

Penelope and Kim have 3 grown and married children and 6 grandchildren.

She loves reading, the theatre, walking the dog and looking after her grandchildren on both sides of the Atlantic.


Blogging, Writing & Speaking

Penelope blogs regularly on this site and has also had one book published to date - Women by Design. She also writes for Scripture Union's Daily Bread notes.

She has plans for a devotional book for the first year after a major bereavement and has been blogging about that here.

Penelope is a gifted speaker and is available for church Women's groups and retreats both in the UK and the USA, where Kim and Penelope spend several weeks each year speaking, mentoring and leading retreats.

Ministries by Design, Mays Farm, 25 The Street, Hullavington, Wilts SN14 6DP. Tel:01666 838332

Company No 8240832 ~ Registered Charity No: 1151251

For retreats, please see our dedicated website

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