Not catching a bus though: at the age of 22 she took the extraordinary decision to spend her savings buying a double decker bus and transforming it into a youth and community centre.
A church youth worker, Emily drove the bus around the York and later the Scarborough coastal areas. She hosted sessions for young people on board the bus, with the opportunity to pray afterwards, as well as drop-ins for families and youth work training to churches.
When she left to move to Newcastle in 2018, its work had touched the lives of 5,000 young people and the Bus Stop charity had been established. She remains a trustee of the charity and it is still going strong on the North Yorkshire coast.
Now she is embarking on a new journey – of training to become a distinctive deacon in the Church of England.
At 22, Emily spent her savings on a bus.
After transforming it into a youth and community centre, people started to see it as their church.
Now Emily's driving towards her next destination – ordination.
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