Lu Skerratt is a non-binary Anglican living in Sheffield. They grew up in North Essex where their introduction to Christianity was varied but allowed them to explore and encounter all sorts of worship styles! They grew up in a charismatic-evangelical home whilst being a chorister, and deeply valuing the choral tradition. As a teenager they decided that there was no God, but often returned to church and traditional Anglican worship as a means of solace and routine, fascinated by the mystery, The Eucharist, and the cultural and social influence of the biblical texts. Lu first read Theology at the University of Leeds before doing a MA in Biblical Studies at Kings College London. They then moved to Sheffield where they co-founded Lesbian Asylum Support Sheffield (LASS), worked for the Refugee Council, and now for a local mental health charity. It was in Sheffield where they re-encountered their faith.
They are currently a student at the University of Durham (Cranmer Hall/St John's College) undertaking a doctorate in Theology and Ministry where they are researching queer bodies and boundaries at the Eucharist. Lu worships at St Mark's Broomhill in Sheffield and is actively involved in lay ministry, Open Sheffield and CCA (Christian Climate Action - the Christian branch of XR). Lu also writes poetry and liturgy, as well as continuing to explore what it means to navigate (and embody) the betwixt and between spaces of gender and queerness whilst having a Christian faith and belonging in the Church of England.