Jenny Wilson

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Jenny Wilson was born in England in 1959 and emigrated to Australia as a child with her parents. Jenny studied Mathematics and Music at The University of Adelaide. She was awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Pure Mathematics in 1983 and a Diploma of Education in 1984. Jenny taught Mathematics for fifteen years in secondary schools in Adelaide and in England.

Jenny was ordained in 2006 and is currently Canon Precentor at St Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide with responsibilities in liturgy, music and pastoral care. Jenny particularly enjoys preaching, working as Chaplain to the Cathedral Choir (boys, girls and lay clerks), facilitating study groups in Ignatian spirituality and celebrating the Eucharist in the midst of the Cathedral Choir’s wonderful voices. From time to time, Jenny acts as a Duty Chaplain at Westminster Abbey.

Jenny is married to an Adelaide lawyer. She has two adult children, a dog, three cats and eight chickens. Jenny loves walking, reading, singing, listening to classical music and drinking tea in the company of her chickens. On her regular visits to England, Jenny spends time in London with family, walks in the Yorkshire Dales and visits the puffins in the Farne Islands.

How Do We Preach in a Secular Age?

GUEST BLOG: Jenny Wilson, Canon Precentor of St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, explores how good preaching in this and every age is about listening for God’s voice in the everyday. The scholar Charles V. Taylor defines our time and place as having moved from “a society where bel…

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