Marian was born and grew up near Manchester before moving at age 17 with her family to the Exeter area. In 1988 she moved to the lovely Exe Valley village of Silverton with her husband and two sons and joined Silverton Methodist Church. Shortly afterwards she became World Mission secretary then in addition came the roles of pastoral visitor, church steward and church representative to the Circuit Meeting.
Her pastimes have been cycling and playing short mat bowls but arthritis has temporarily curtailed these activities although she still remains Silverton bowls club secretary. Her dogs have always brought her great enjoyment and Pip the Jack Russell terrier has the current responsibility for this.
Marian is the Circuit Steward representing Sidwell Street and Silverton churches.