Baha’i Faith Advisor
Mr. Clive Tully, Baha’i Faith Advisor
I was born into a poor family in a farming village in Kent in 1946. I left school at 16 unsure of what I wanted to do with my life. Unusually for my family I left the confines of village life and went to work in London.
From my early teenage years I was always searching for a greater purpose in my life. After five years in London, and the death of my father, I travelled, as many did in the 1960’s, to Greece, Turkey and all across to India. These experiences of travelling and many challenging times, opened my eyes even further to the wonder and diversity of the human family and to new facets of who I was and to what period of human history I was living in.
After an illness I came back to UK and my family and continued my search. I became a member of the Baha’i Faith in 1972, married Jill in 1975,and we decided to become school teachers as well as dedicate our lives to pioneer .As there is no form of priesthood in the Baha’i Faith pioneering means to move to foster the growth of diverse Bahai communities around the world and to work in whatever we could to pay our way. We trained to be teachers in Hull and our two children Daniel and Hannah Bahaiyyah were born.
In 1982 the opportunity came to move to Dominica in the Windward Islands where I worked as the Occupational Therapist in the only Acute Psychiatric unit .From there we moved back to the New Forest near Southampton and on to Macau China where Jill and I taught at the Bahai ‘School of the Nations ‘and our now teenage children studied in English and Mandarin.
In 1996 we moved to Lincolnshire where we taught and also trained to be personal counsellors until our retirement. I am currently Chairperson of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i s of Lincoln and a member of the steering committee of Lincoln Interfaith. Jill and I have three wonderful grandchildren and are happy to live in Lincoln although we still love to travel and to find new insights into the mysteries of being a human being. I still very much treasure the company of all ages and peoples from every part of our magnificent and beautiful planet home.’Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Baha’i community in Lincoln
There is a small Baha’i community in Lincoln which gathers for meetings at different venues in the community.