Lorley Shelton

Hello, I’m Lorley and this is my first year here at Walsingham House at Abbotswick as Assistant Manager.

I am originally from Nottingham and am a part of Saint Hugh’s parish in Borrowash. I have spent the last two years at The Briars retreat center volunteering for the Nottingham Diocesan Catholic youth service, working with young people aged 4-18 years old. I had such amazing experiences providing outreach sessions in schools, creating online content and running retreats over these two years that I decided to take a leap of faith and move down to Essex to continue my career in Catholic youth work. I am very much looking forward to how much I am going to grow in this new role here at Walsingham House.

I love traveling and am looking forward to all the adventures in store this year and beyond with the BCYS. Photography is one of my biggest passions and I love taking pictures so don’t be shy if you see me with a camera round my neck any time soon. I am currently learning the guitar and am excited to grow in confidence leading worship here at Walsingham House.