Shirley Adams has worked within the voluntary/charitable sector for nearly all of her professional working life. She has worked for national, regional and local charities finishing her career as Chief Executive of one of Manchester’s oldest charities. She is currently a Trustee of five grant giving charities within the Greater Manchester area. She has been a magistrate for nearly 30 years and is also Chair of Governors of local C of E primary school.
Shirley is a volunteer with the CCT and is a member of the Friends of St Edmund’s Church, a historical grade one listed church in Rochdale. Her interest in churches is mainly focused on the historical and architectural elements of the English Parish Church.