Among the heartbreaking tragedies created by the 7/7 London bombings‚ Julie Nicholson's stood out. The tragic loss of her daughter Jenny‚ 24‚ a gifted musician‚ left Julie questioning her role as a vicar‚ and ultimately deciding to step down‚ unable to forgive her daughter's killers.
Jenny Nicolson was travelling to work when a bomb exploded at Edgware Road Tube station. Her mother‚ Reverend Julie Nicholson‚ struggled to comprehend the tragedy‚ her sorrow and longing for her daughter turning to rage and anger. Finding herself unable to articulate the three parts of the Eucharist: peace‚ reconciliation and forgiveness‚ because she 'felt so far from those herself'‚ Julie made the difficult decision to resign her role as priest-in-charge of St Aidan with St George Church‚ Bristol‚ unable to reconcile her feelings with her position. She continued working with the church‚ in a youth arts project.