Sr Jennie Eldridge
I was born and brought up in Portsmouth on the south coast of England. My father was English. He died three years ago. My mother a Scots American from Chicago is still alive and living in Bexhill-on-Sea and I go down to visit her each week. I left home at 18 to go to Coloma College of Education. I taught for three years and then left teaching to work for a travel company. I entered the Daughters of Mary and Joseph in 1975. Since making my first profession I have worked in Addiscombe parish, St. Thomas More’s Middlesborough and 14 years in Our Lady and St.Philip Neri, and the Church of the Resurrection parishes in Sydenham (which included being on the chaplaincy team at St. Christopher’s Hospice).
In 1994-1995 I lived in Dublin and participated in a “Leadership and Formation.” course. I returned to England and was parish sister for 9 years in St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Portsmouth. I had a brief spell helping to run “Emmaus Retreat Centre” at West Wickham and then became parish sister in St. Gertrudes, South Croydon from there I was moved to St. Andrew’s Thornton Heath on 1st January 2009