Sr Crucis Beards FMDM (Franciscan Missionaries of Divine Motherhood) R.Nurse, R.Midwife, MTDip, MSc, MA
As Office Manager Sr Crucis has responsibility for enquiries, bookings, reception, general office duties, and all information and arrangements for Guild members supporting the mission of the Church and the School of the Annunciation.
Born in Wolverhamption, Staffordshire the first of 7 children, Sr Crucis completed her nursing and midwifery training at The London Hospital and Guy's Hospital. Following on from this she entered the congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Motherhood and was sent to Zambia (Central Africa) where she stayed for 38 years working both in the rural and urban areas. For 24 years she was involved in the training and education of student midwives at the University Teaching Hospital Lusaka, in the capacity of Deputy Principal and Principal of the School of midwifery. Towards the end of this time she played an important role in setting up a hospice in Lusaka for HIV/Aids and cancer patients. Sr Crucis holds an MA in Pastoral, Moral and Spiritual Development and an MSc in Higher Education.