Friends of Holy Trinity – Rachel

As part of Holy Trinity keeping connected, we are trying something new! Whilst we still connect online via our live services we can miss the chats as over a cuppa, in the pew, entering and leaving church. Alongside our Blether with HTD Facebook group we’d love to get to know you (the congregation) making friends and connections old and new through our new Friends of HTD questionnaire. 

Next up we have Rachel Walker. She leads the Youth Fellowship and is also on the Inter Church Relations Provincial Committee. She is also one of our webmasters and spends time updating our website (work in progress), Facebook and YouTube channel.

Below are some things you may know or may find surprising to continue building friendships in our Holy Trinity community, even during lockdown.

Rachel campaigning for Climate Justice at a protest in Edinburgh.
  1. Name?  Rachel Walker.
  2. Where are you from? Live in Dunfermline, from Crossgates.
  3. What is/was your occupation? I am enjoying working in a nursery whilst studying at university.
  4. Explain a little about what faith is to you? Faith has been a constant anchor in my life. It gives me greater perspective when the day to day can get overwhelming I remind myself I am a loved, cherished child of God who has a plan for me. I have met some incredible people through my faith and made many incredible memories.
  5. Favourite pastime/hobby? I love listening to music, reading, watching football (following the Pars), watching rugby, playing rugby, I enjoy a nice gin (especially one that reminds me of a time or special place – favourite at the moment is Barra gin).
A fans montage I was part of in an away day against our rivals Falkirk.
  1. What’s your connection to HTD? I started to come to Holy Trinity with Andrew to see what the Episcopal services were like as I worshiped at St Ninian’s, Church of Scotland in Abbeyview (since I started going to church with my gran about 22 years ago) . I am now part of the wonderful team that lead the YF.
  2. Tell us about your family? My mum and dad live in Crossgates (visiting usually includes food, visiting the bowling club my Dad is president of and Divito’s ice cream!) I have a younger brother, we share our love of music and football, he lives with his fiance, they both work at Edinburgh Airport. My gran lives in Dunfermline and knits all my cardigans I often get compliments for.
  3. Do you have any pets? No, I used to have pet fish and a rabbit called pebbles.
  4. Favourite place you have visited? I love exploring Scotland (any Scottish beach will make me happy and chilled) and learning more about the country I call home. Disneyland holds so many happy memories and I often share stories of time spent in Asia.
  1. Favourite song or band? I have followed Biffy Clyro a lot and always enjoy seeing them live.
  2. Favourite TV show? Neighbours or Home and Away.
  3. Favourite film? 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins, anything Disney or with good feel good music.
  4. A piece of advice you would give? One of my favourite quotes is from a silly old bear named Pooh – “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
  5. Favourite hymn?  In Christ Alone (love it on a church organ too) and favourite modern praise band hymn is 10,000 reasons.
  6. Favourite colour? Purple.
  7. Do you have a favourite sport and/or sports team? Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.
  8. Favourite treat to eat?  Chocolate – I also love tea with cake or a biscuit.
  9. If you were to go to a deserted island what 3 things would you take? A good book, my favourite mint and licorice tea bags and a pot to boil water.
Getting all of Luskentyre Beach, Harris, to ourselves on a windy day enjoying a cuppa.
  1. What’s top of your bucket list? to learn how to make my Gran’s homemade soup and apple pie (she makes the best pastry!).
  2. An interesting fact about you that might surprise me? I have recently taken up playing rugby for Dunfermline Ladies and I’m really enjoying it.
After my first rugby game with friend Shelby.

If you would like to take part in our questionnaire (you can answer some or all the questions – you get to choose) please email ku.gro.hcruhcytinirtylohnull@retsambew and we will send over the instructions. We are hoping to play the favourite hymn of everyone who takes part.

Thanks for helping us show our church is not a building it is its people during this challenging time.