Forty-nine-year-old Rosemary Murrills will serve as a self-supporting minister in the parishes of All Saints, Hartford, and St Marys, Houghton-with-Wyton, while continuing part-time in her NHS post as a biomedical scientist in the pathology department at the hospital. She has also worked at Papworth Hospital and St Thomass in London. Rosemary has lived in St Ives since she was a toddler, attending Eastfield, Westfield and St Ivo Schools and was a chorister at All Saints, St Ives, for over three decades. She started attending All Saints as a teenager and served for three terms on the church council, including five years as treasurer. Since exploring a vocation to ministry Rosemary has spent one year as an ordinand-in-training at St Mary Magdalene, Brampton, and a further four years at St Marys, Houghton, where the rural dean, Canon Brian Atling, is rector. I first started exploring this vocation seven years ago, but I still cant believe its coming round so quickly, she told The Hunts Post. It has been a seven-year slog thats now coming to fruition. I feel Im part of the furniture at Houghton. After a year as deacon she will qualify to be priested next summer. Rosemary lives in St Ives with husband Peter, who works for the John Lewis Partnership in Cambridge.