Almondbury with Farnley Tyas

Sharing the love of Christ in the community

  • Rev. Jessica Malay

Rev. Jessica Malay

Jessica MalayToday I live with my husband in the village of Honley, but I grew up in small rural town about 80 miles south of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. I came to Yorkshire thirteen years ago to take up a job teaching English literature at the University of Huddersfield. 

My husband David McNulty and I first settled in Mirfield, and soon after I became a member of the congregation at St John’s church, Upper Hopton, Mirfield. I served as churchwarden there for five years. I attended St Hild's college, Mirfield for my theological training, and will receive an MA in Theology, Mission and Ministry from the University of Durham. 

Today I still work at the University of Huddersfield teaching and writing on seventeenth-century women, particularly the indomitable Yorkshire woman, the Lady Anne Clifford. I have two children and three grandsons who live near Seattle. In my leisure time I enjoy taking long walks on country foot paths, visiting historic sites and their tea rooms!  I never can get quite enough of the English countryside. In the spring and summer I can often be found in my garden either doing a bit of weeding and planting, or sitting comfortably in a garden chair reading a book.