Lay Readers Chris & Charm Robson

Chris and Charm Robson came to St Bees in 1968 having lived in Uganda for the preceding 5 years.  Chris taught Physics at St Bees School ending up as Head of Science. Charm was later appointed to teach History of Art to 6th formers.  In 1981 they were appointed Readers to help in the parish.  For 8 years they were House Parents to boys at Abbots Court then a boarding house for the school.  Retirement has meant, among other things, that there was more time for running in different parts of the world, organising the Arts Society, researching aspects of the St Bees Man story, opening a large garden to the public and being part of the Ministry Team.

They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.

Charm sadly died in September 2019 after a courageous battle against a rare cancer. She is remembered with great affection and gratitude in the community and further afield.