Who is Lucy Marfleet?


I am an author, encourager and educator. I think widely and try to tell the truth in imaginative ways.

I care deeply about family life, food, finding patterns and faith lived out through social justice. My husband Matthew and I have two children: Elizabeth (born 2007), known as Lily and Joseph (born 2010) and we live near Cambridge in England. I am currently working on devotionals and a fiction manuscript which is academically informed.

I have degrees in Theology from Durham University and the International Baptist Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies). I am also a trained teacher and have worked in schools and prisons. My writing stems from a passion for the Old Testament and for those on the edges. I wrote a personal blog at jamandgiraffes from 2006 until 2018 and love writing and thinking about words and language.

I have recently started working as a part-time tutor for Spurgeon’s College on their Equipped to Minister course for lay preachers and ministers.


What have you published?

As well as my blogs I have been featured in the Mothers’ Union Families First blog for a series on biblical characters (links below) and I have a piece published in the Association of Christian Writers’ Lent Book: New Life: Reflections for Lent, released 2018. (Click on the image to take you to the Amazon link.)

Lent Book cover

*** JUST RELEASED *** I have a poem coming out in a book called Merry Christmas Everyone, just out in time for Christmas 2018!

(Click on image to order through Amazon, or contact me directly for a discounted paperback)


Where are your ‘Lucy Interviews…’ articles?

These were published monthly on the Families First blog, as follows:

David (the musician)                                                   Eve (the evictee)

Sarah (the older mum)                                         Samson (the strongman)

The Magi (the star-spotters)                             Esther (the beauty queen)

Job (the suffering man)                                     Rachel (the rejected bride)

Naaman (the minor celebrity)                                 Peter (the chatterbox)

The Sandwich Lady                                            Ruby (the wonder-wife).

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