LIFE is about to change dramatically for a teacher who is leaving the village secondary school to become a minister in the Church of England.
Annie McTighe is leaving her job at Harefield Academy.
As the new academy has developed, Ms McTighe has met residents, the local churches, police, and many other organisations in the village to get their views on the development.
Divorced for 15 years, she became a Christian when she was 14, but says she 'felt God calling her' about four years ago.
"It was a feeling that grew, and I fought against it a lot. My vicar was very supportive and I talked to him about it for two years before seeing the Bishop."
The next step was to be assessed by people, both lay and ordained, in the church community at St Margaret's in Windsor Street, Uxbridge, and this was followed by a three day residential interview in Staffordshire.
She said: "The assessors were with us all the time, even while eating and drinking, but you were allowed to wash and sleep on your own. It was fun as they were kind to us."
Two weeks later, after demonstrating her commitment to her faith and knowledge of the church, she heard she had been accepted.
The next big move is to Bristol where she and her son Simeon,16, will make a new life; she will study at Trinity College and he will do his A-levels at a new school.
She said: "Simeon is very encouraging and supportive, in fact he was the first to say he thinks I'll make a good priest.
"But it will be a wrench to leave his close friends."
She is particularly looking forward to studying theology, and in two years' time she could be ordained.
But, she says, she will take a step at a time to 'see where God leads'.
A fan of the TV programme The Vicar of Dibley, she insists humour is needed in the church, and that women have an important part to play.
Ms McTighe, 40, is sorry to be leaving the academy in Northwood Way and would like to have developed her role further.
She said: "It has been a bittersweet decision.
"The youngsters here at the school are fantastic.
"A school is a community, it can't be an island and I hope I have sown seeds for my successor to carry on." Annie McTighe with some of the sixth form at Harefield Academy."