Having been brought up in a Jewish family, Alice converted in adult life to Christianity, and later became ordained in the Church of England. She joined us from Trinity College, Cambridge, where she served for 5 years as Chaplain. Before that, her first job in the Church of England was as Assistant Curate to the Kidderminster Parish Church Team.
Ben Davidson became the Pastoral Assistant for Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom in September 2022.
Born and raised in Rhuddlan, near the small cathedral city of St Asaph, North Wales, he came up to Cambridge in 2017 to study theology at Magdalene College. He stayed on for a Master’s in philosophy of religion, and is keen to move on to a PhD study. He likes to balance his intellectual pursuits with the more practical side of faith. Before his first degree, he spent a year working in a church in Southampton on the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme; and a career in Anglican ministry is something he would like to explore further during his time as pastoral assistant here.
When not doing something in one of the churches or schools, working in Twelve or cycling between them, he lives in Cambridge as part of Lyn’s House – an ecumenical Christian charity that seeks to foster friendships between adults with and without learning disabilities through hosting tea parties and shared meals. He is also passionate about history, including local history, and volunteers with Cambridge Past, Present & Future to open up Barnwell’s Leper Chapel to the public. In spare time that’s not spent reading, he tries to teach himself calligraphy and bookbinding.