Julia Chard Posted on June 21, 2012 by samc Rev Julia CHARD, ordained a priest serving in the Benefice and Parish of Soundwell. For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord in Jeremiah 29:11 I thank God for my husband Julian and two daughters, and the blessing of special friends who have supported me throughout my search for the meaning of life, and discernment of my calling. God never let me go, and I have come to the realisation through faith and personal experience that when faced with adversity, what we cannot change we have to go with, in prayer and belief that there is a purpose in everything. I greatly value opportunities that have opened up for me to serve as a Deacon at Soundwell, and Ian and Liz for supervision. I believe there are exciting times ahead for the church and being part of that serving as a Priest – to come alongside people from the margins, drawn in to a closer walk with God.