Marie with Alex Hughes

Welcome to Marie!

Today the Archdeacon of Cambridge, Alex Hughes, licensed a new member of the team: The Revd Marie Lucchetta-Redmond. It was a very informal affair (in the Archdeacon’s study!) but we are delighted to welcome Marie onto the team.

Marie has lived in Girton for some time and will be taking an active role in the worship and pastoral care of our church. Do say hello to her as you see her around the village!

You can email Marie using – please do get in touch, she’d love to visit people and get to know everyone.

Marie says:

I have lived in England since 1994, and my husband Eamonn and I have lived in Girton since 2010. We love it here! I have two children: my son Louis lives in Germany where he works a composer and a music teacher; my daughter Lucie lives close by, in Cambridgeshire, and she works as a primary school teacher and SENCO. I grew up in France, in and around Paris, and in the Roman Catholic church. My first ministry was music. I started playing the organ at the vigil Mass in my Parish when I was just 12 years old (although I cannot play with my feet!); I then learnt to lead worship and especially sing the Psalms, and I was part of the growing ecumenical movement in France in the 1970s. A very exciting time.

When I first worshipped in a Church of England church at the start of 1995, I was struck by the warm welcome, the beautiful singing, and the liturgy, which was so close to the one I knew, but enriched with many wonderful details from the Anglican tradition and theology. I quickly became the ‘plan B’ organist in my Parish, but soon my incumbent recommended me for Authorised Lay Ministry. I was authorised in 2007 as a Worship Leader, and it was a joy and an honour to be part of a Fresh Expression of Church for several years. That led to more reflecting on God’s call, and after three years of study, I was licensed as a Lay Reader in 2013 in the Parish of the Ascension in Cambridge. I thought that was it… But God had further plans for me! I was ordained a Deacon in 2021, and a priest in 2022.

I am so happy to be joining you all in Girton and Madingley! I have longed to worship with you, and I very much look forward to working alongside Michael and the team and to knowing you all better. Many blessings.