"The calling to preach is one of the most exciting ministries to which God can call us. I'm grateful for the community of preachers, both lay and ordained, from whom I continue to learn and be inspired, and it is an immense privilege to teach and encourage others on that same journey."

The Revd Ellen Eames is Assistant Priest at St John the Divine, Kennington, in the Diocese of Southwark.  She trained for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge, where she studied Theology at Corpus Christi College and as an exchange student at Yale Divinity School.  She served her curacy in Scunthorpe in the Diocese of Lincoln, before becoming Chaplain at Saint Gabriel’s College, a Church of England comprehensive school in Camberwell, Diocese of Southwark.  She has been an active community organiser with Citizens UK, through which she has been exploring the relationship between preaching and politics.  She has a passion for homiletics (the art of preaching) and helping others to develop their preaching ministry.