Our developing ministry is founded on the faithful support of many people like Jennie Starkey.
A regular worshipper at Holy Trinity, Millhouses, Jennie responded to an appeal to support Whirlow Spirituality Centre and was a regular giver for a number of years. She attended the opening and dedication service in 2009, where she met Archbishops Rowan Williams and John Sentamu. She was 96 when she died.
Angie Lauener, Diocesan Spirituality Advisor, assistant priest at Millhouses and part of the Whirlow community, has placed a stone on the Whirlow cairn in Jennie’s memory. She heard about her death while on a beach, picked up a stone as she reflected on and gave thanks for Jennie’s life, and has placed it on our cairn. It is now a lasting symbol of the way Jennie - and so many others - have acted as rocks that supported this place.