My grandmother, Thea Jones, who has died aged 93, was a teacher, lecturer and management trainer who gave up her career in her early 60s to become ordained as a minister in the United Reformed Church.

Thea (short for Dorothea) was the daughter of David Higham, a senior accountant at the Phoenix Building Society, and his wife, Dorothy (nee Barnes). She was born and brought up in Woodford Green, Essex, until, when the second world war started, the family moved to Brighton. Thea attended Abbotsford school, Broadstairs, and then Malvern school for girls.

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