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Rev Sam

Revd Dr Sam Muthuveloe

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LLM Magaret Moakes

LLM Margaret Moakes

I have been a Licensed Lay Minister since 1994, at which time we were called 'Readers'.

In the very early days, a lot of my work was with children.

I am interested in creative worship and preaching, especially in the use of the written word.

A large part of my ministry has been with the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Willen. This is a truly historic and beautiful church.

At times during my ministry I have worked with a needlework group, to produce embroideries to enhance the church.

I am also an accredited Spiritual Director, authorised by the Oxford Diocese.

I first undertook this ministry in the Diocese of Durham, where I lived for four years. Both there and in Milton Keynes, I was a member of a Religious Order, until the Order wound down.

Fr Jonathan Ewer
Father Jonathan Ewer

I was professed into the Society of the Sacred Mission on 25th July 1968. I came to the UK on study leave in 1983 but Fr Edmund asked me to stay longer - and I’m still here.

For almost 15 years I was Prior of St Antony’s in Durham. After that I worked for some years in London and then came to live at the Well (which SSM had established in the 1970's).

In December 2018 I moved to sheltered accommodation in Newport Pagnell to be near Fr Edmund.

I am moving towards 87 years of age and 21st December marks the 60th anniversary of my priesting.

Very sadly, having now turned 87, Fr Jonathan's 18th February service 2024 was his last with us.

Rev Hanna Akibo-Betts
Revd Hannah Akibo-Betts
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LLM Helen Rouse
LLM Helen Rouse

I am a retired school teacher, civil servant and, most recently, a piano teacher and accompanist. I continue to enjoy accompanying singers in the annual MK Festival of Music and the Arts and also playing with other musicians. I volunteer as the accompanist for Northamptonshire Carers' Choir.

My calling to lay ministry was unexpected, but the answer to a long period of seeking God's purpose. After 3 years' training, in November 2019 I was admitted as a 'Reader' in the Church of England, being licensed as a Lay Minister serving our SEP.

Although I feel most comfortable within a high Anglican tradition, I am also deeply committed to Ecumenism and find worshipping and ministering within our Partnership both inspiring and challenging, as well as being a great privilege.

Brad adds: Helen also plays the organ and, much to our awe, has even done so when the minister giving the service.

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