Hello, my name is Diane Hadwen I am the Heritage Lay Worker based at Mount Zion Heritage Chapel.
Born in Halifax, I now live on a farm in Queensbury. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my ponies, dogs, cats, family and friends (not necessarily in that order!) music and the visual arts.
I have worked in schools, local authority consultancy and management and as a senior lecturer in Higher Education at a number of universities. In recent years I have been involved in the heritage sector, as a Head of a Museum, Education Manager at a Holocaust centre and latterly in heritage and education work at an Anglican cathedral. I am committed to equality and inclusion and have a particular interest in community engagement, multi-faith encounters and cohesion.
I am passionate about heritage and history. In the words of Otto Frank 'To build a future we need to know the past' and I believe heritage chapels could have an important role to play in this. Providing an undeniably Christian presence in a locality and rooted in the past, their stories have the potential to influence the present and to inform the future. If you would like to be involved in helping to preserve the heritage of Mount Zion and to tell the Methodist story through this wonderful chapel, please do get in touch. I would love to hear from you.