'Hi, I'm Angela. I have created this podcast because I felt a call from God to get back in touch with my artistic gifts. Since I was a teenager, I was always interested in drama and theatre and often wrote and performed sketches and even stand up comedy as a way to express myself. At 17 years old, I had a deeper experience of my Christian faith and through a mission group that came to my school, I saw the use of drama and art in sharing the gospel and I began to explore this in ministry. Fast forward a few years and I studied Drama and trained as a professional actress and worked in the industry for about 5 years.
Alongside acting, I was also involved in youth ministry in the Church but eventually left professional acting before I was 30 and re-trained as a Religious Education teacher in 2009 . Along the way, I also taught Drama in a few schools. Having almost closed the chapter in performing and writing, I began writing again in 2020 whilst spending time with Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism, UK and felt inspired to begin to create a collection of performance monologues on the women in the gospel. Ultimately, this has led me to producing my artistic work through a podcast, 'A beautiful thing' which is taken from the line that Jesus says to Mary of Bethany, 'She has done a beautiful thing for me' (Mark 14:6). Through creating artistic work and sharing the gospel, I hope to bring something fresh and beautiful to the listener and give in turn something beautiful to God.
I am married and after living in London for many years, I have recently relocated to the countryside and am enjoying the walks in nature.