Church of England priest & trans Christian equality champion'
Christina Beardsley, a retired healthcare chaplain - Head of Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (2008-16) - and previously a parish priest, is honorary assistant priest at St John's, Fulham. Educated at the universities of Sussex, Cambridge (St John's College & Westcott House) and Leeds, Tina worked mainly in the Portsmouth area before moving to London in 2001. A former Changing Attitude, England Trustee (2007-14), she continues to work for the full inclusion of LGBTI+ people in the Church of England and is about to start her third co-authored book on trans peoples' pastoral and spiritual needs. Now a core consultant member of the Coordinating Group for the CofE's Episcopal Teaching Document on Marriage & Sexuality, Tina is currently part of a research team looking at spirituality in healthcare through the lens of prayer. As one of her friends predicted, hers is 'a retirement in name only'!