The Parish of Three Saints

Our Parish Reader


Nikki Burns was licenced as a Reader in Wells Cathedral in October 2015 by Bishop Ruth.

She has 3 sons Barnaby, Rupert & Edward  and grandchildren Alfi, Delilah and Billy.

She was born in Weston-super-Mare, the eldest of three sisters. Following school near Bath she worked in Texas, USA caring for 2 young children. She began secretarial training in Houston before continuing her studies back in Bath.

Once qualified, she worked in Weston as secretary to the Manager of a Building Society and then moved to London as P.A. to the Managing Director of a Textile company and Chairman of the British Fabric Association. In 1980 she returned to Weston and worked for the Dickenson Robinson Group as Sales Co-ordinator in their computer division.

With her boys growing and supporting their life as Choristers at Westminster Abbey and Exeter Cathedral she retrained as a Beauty Therapist and set up her own home-based business to work around their commitments and all the travelling involved. This led to a passion for helping people feel better and her focus moved to a more Holistic approach, especially when she entered the world of network marketing helping people with natural health products and coaching her team’s business and personal growth. This background has helped her develop the skills she needs for her work as a Reader.

Nobody was more surprised than her with her calling to readership! The training has been challenging but most rewarding and she feels privileged to have found her niche. The kindness of church family through her journey has been a great support. She in turn loves being there for people and enjoys the creative side of writing and helping in the development of the Children’s aspects of Church life and Community Choir.