Iris Dearden

‘Home and away.’

Iris (pronounced Earis) is Austrian, has lived in England for more than 40 years and has been a regular church goer of the early Sunday morning service at St. Mark’s since 2013. Having spent the vast majority of her working life in teaching at the local sixth form college, she retired from teaching in 2012 and has spent her time since working in a variety of roles for one of the country’s examining boards. She loves being involved with St. Mark’s and jointly leads one of the current home groups.  Travelling plays a large part in her and her husband’s lives partly due to work but also due to pleasure.  When at home she loves catching up with friends, but her favourite occupation is spending time playing with and reading to her grandson.