St Bride's: News

Ordination of Sally Muggeridge

Sally Muggeridge with uncle Malcom

Sally with her uncle journalist, Malcom Muggeridge, and aunt, Kitty

Sally Muggeridge, Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors in 2013-14, is to be ordained as a deacon in the OBE Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral on September 10th at 11am.  The service will be led by the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd and Rt Hon  Richard Chartres KCVO, FSA.

Sally will be serving her title in the City of London at St Stephen's Walbrook, next to Mansion House, and will be licensed as a Curate to that church on September 17th at 12.45pm.

Sally graduated in Theology at Christchurch University, Canterbury in 2013 whilst Master Marketor and has been a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) in the Diocese of Canterbury.  She has preached both in St Bride's and at St Paul's.    

Sally studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Westfield College, London and Henley Business School.  Following a successful business career embracing several board level appointments in Marketing and Human Resource Management she became the Chief Executive of the Industry & Parliament Trust, a registered charity, a role held for seven years. She then joined the board of Total Oil UK. 

With a long held and affirmed calling to ministry Sally commenced theological study with SEITE in 2008, initially as a self supporting student, and graduated in Theology for Christian Ministry in 2013 at Christchurch University, Canterbury. She became a Reader (LLM) the same year, taking services and preaching widely in the Diocese of Canterbury and elsewhere by invitation.  As the niece of Christian apologist and broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge, Sally has managed his legacy through a literary society, publishing several religious books including Conversion, Malcolm Muggeridge on Faith, and Something Beautiful for God.  She also initiated and edited a membership newsletter called The Gargoyle.  Sally was an elected lay member of General Synod from 2010-15, and a Church Commissioner since 2012.  She has also been serving as a churchwarden.  These lay roles have been necessarily relinquished due to ordination.

A Freeman of the City of London, Sally became Master of a City Livery Company in 2013 - the Worshipful Company of Marketors.  She has also held the position of Executive Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is an Honorary Life Member of the Academy of Marketing. 

She has been very active in the charitable sector, working on behalf of Christian Aid, Plan International, the Army Benevolent Fund and the Marketors Trust as well as several Lord Mayor's charities.

She has been married to David for 46 years and they have a son Jo, two daughters Pippa and Ginny, and two grand-daughters Lorelei and Indigo.  David is a Church Treasurer and PCC Member of the church near their country home in East Kent.  The couple have a flat in Stepney Green, E1.  

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