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CHRIST CHURCH UNITED, UCC
180 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

Ruth Richards

Minister of Christian Education and the Arts

About Rev. Richards


Rev. Ruth joined the staff at Christ Church United in November 2015.


Originally from England, she grew up in Canterbury and moved to the US in 1993 with her husband and two sons.


She came to Christian faith as a college student in the UK and was confirmed in the Church of England as a young adult.  After graduating in Chemistry, she developed industrial catalysts for nine years.


She worked as the Sunday School Coordinator at the Acton Congregational Church, UCC for several years, during which time she began to feel that God was calling her to ministry. This led to an increased delight in teaching, together with worship leadership, and a deep desire to be part of where God is leading the post-Christendom church.  She loves to sing, especially with others!


Ruth’s first call was to the Pawtucket Congregational Church, UCC in Lowell where she served from early 2012 – 2015.


She lives in Acton with her husband, John.  She holds a degree in Chemistry (University of Oxford, UK) and a Master of Divinity (Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center MA).

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