I am Sarah Siddique Gill, born and brought up in a predominantly Muslim village, Kotli Peer Ahamd Shah, Gujranwala, Pakistan. I have been brought up in a Christian family with four brothers and a sister.
After completing my Master’s Degree in Islamic studies I started taking an interest in the biblical studies and completed various studies.
I became a bible teacher at The Bible Training Centre, Gujranwala, Pakistan and enjoyed working with young Christian girls.
In 2002 I was invited by the Church Bible Mission Society UK to work with the Church of the Province of South Africa. It was an initiative from the C.M.S. to encourage South to South sharing of the mission resources for ministry and mission.
I was based in the Diocese of Jesus the King in Johannesburg. I was then asked by Church Mission Society UK to come and work with the Inner Ring Churches in Bradford in the year 2005.
It was an ecumenical project where Anglican and Methodist Churches worked together in a predominant Muslim presence in Manningham, Birmingham.
In 2007 I felt called to serve as an ordained minister.
After due process of selection, education and training, in 2011, I was ordained as a deacon in The Episcopal Area of Bradford (previously known as The Diocese of Bradford) and was placed to serve my position as an assistant curate at the parish of St Paul’s Shipley.
After completing my position of curate my appointment has been at Woodhouse Close Church, Bishop Auckland. I am enjoying my present work in an ecumenical church set up.
Sarah S. Gill