Vivienne (Viv) Bull

Vivienne (Viv) Bull

On looking back over her life, Viv knows that God has been equipping her for the role of Reader. Confirmation as an adult was followed by leading a large Sunday morning children’s group and reading a children’s Bible – a very worthwhile thing to do for everyone, as one really gets to know Jesus through the words.

Viv trained as a dancing teacher, ballet, modern, tap, ballroom and latin, so with three children of her own, children have been a huge part of her life.

An Alpha course with regular church attendance deepened her faith, together with reading the whole Bible (adult one!) in a millennium project called “Cover to Cover”. In 2003 a question from her Rector in Norfolk – “Viv, have you ever thought of being a Reader?” – confirmed the words she had heard before, which she now understood were really from God, and she hadn’t recognised His voice.

After 3 years training, she was licensed in 2006 in Ely, changes of church and Diocese followed with 4 years spent on a narrow boat taking her faith out together with husband David, and finally and very happily, she has settled here in Thrapston.  

Thrapston & Islip Churchwarden
Jan Colson