Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website. My name is Rachel Burgin. I come from a family who have lived in Copeland since the 1870s and Cumbria since the Middle Ages. I have worked in the Energy Industry for most of the last 11 years, initially onsite at Sellafield and then on the corporate restructuring of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning industry. I was transferred to London in 2010 initially to work on the UK’s Nuclear New Build programme but I also gained experience on several major Renewables projects. I currently work on the Finance side of Energy projects in Canada. I stood against Climate Change sceptic, Peter Lilley in Hitchin & Harpenden in 2015 where I increased Labour’s vote by 4,000, against the national swing. I serve as National Vice Chair of Labour Business. When I lived in Copeland I served as a school governor and parish councillor in Parton, and church youth worker at St. Bridget’s Church, Moresby.

The views expressed on this website are my own and not those of my employer.

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Rachel Burgin photo 3 Iain Duncan-Smith and the Theology of Singleness

I have found a sure-fire way to confuse a secular lefty.

I tell them that churches don’t encourage their women-folk to get married.

“But…but…but…what about family values!”

Well, yes precisely.

“Don’t churches support tax exemptions for married couples because they want to encourage marriage?”

Well, yes that would be a logical conclusion to reach.

But, no. Churches do not encourage their womenfolk to get married. They encourage them to be content being single.

There’s a whole industry of self-help on this issue. Just do a search on “Christian Singleness” in Amazon and see what you come up with. You don’t have to buy anything: just browse. (more…)