A recently ordained curate will serve at St John’s Church in Buckhurst Hill.

Sarah Guinness, 38, of Chestnut Avenue, Buckhurst Hill, has said she is excited about her new role, having recently returned to the United Kingdom from three years in Vienna.

Mrs Guiness, who is a mother-of-three, said: “I am excited about the new role, and I am excited about being a new member of the community.

“I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for my family and I here in Buckhurst Hill.

“My main aim for the church is to be a presence in the community, I want to help people to find and become close to god.”

She lived in Vienna while her husband was on a diplomatic posting.