The Team

 

The Trustee Board is made up of up to twelve Trustees plus the President.  Included in the twelve are the Co-Ordinators for Action & Outreach, Faith & Policy, Finance & Central Services and Fundraising & Communications

Antonia Wilson, President

I joined the MU Hinchley Wood Branch in 2003 and became a Speaker in 2005 following a holiday meeting with MU members in Malawi. I was Branch Leader for 4 years from 2009 and have been Emly Deanery Co-ordinator since 2013. I was co-opted as a Trustee also in 2013. It is a real privilege to have been elected for a second term as your Diocesan President.

As a Board we are here to help support the work of members and to encourage a widening of MU knowledge to all churches in the Diocese, sharing what MU has to offer families and those in need of particular support. 

With a personal love of theatre I would like to support some fund raising events in the diocese during my current term of office.

 

Edwin Catt Vice President and A.F.I.A co-ordinator

I joined the MU in 2012 and became branch treasurer for MU@HGB (our combined branch for Hindhead, Headley, Grayshott, Churt and Bordon) in January 2013 and have since attended many local and diocesan meetings/activities. In 2015 I also found myself as treasurer of the Farnham Deanery when the local bank decided that there was insufficient activity with the Deanery account and unilaterally transferred it to the HGB account! This has given me the opportunity to get to know some of the Deanery members and I now look forward to finding out how we can improve our communication with Deanery members and others who are alone.

Dorothea Nattrass Vice President

I joined Mothers Union in the mid-eighties, recruited by our enthusiastic Enrolling Member, and have been involved ever since in various capacities.

I support the work of MU worldwide because I believe it to be one of the most significant charitable  arms of our Church, supported as it is  by our grassroots membership..  

I am much involved in my local church, until recently a churchwarden and now with Pastoral visiting

Diana Wood  Vice President and Parenting Co-ordinator

In the mid 1980s I was a young mum in Wolverhampton and part of a newly planted Anglican church.  There was no Mothers’ Union branch, although Anne Saunders one lovely, prayerful and enthusiastic member, a grandmother, was a member, but  she so wanted us to join MU and set up a branch.  However I was busy teaching, and then ante-natal teaching with the NCT as well as all sorts of church activities and responsibilities, including three young children.  In 1992 my family moved to Hampshire and I was soon enrolled into MU at Christ Church Crookham where there was one of the oldest MU branches in the country.  In 2006 I moved to a new ecumenical church, the Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath.  Partly because of the church being so new I, with the help of two others set up MU on the Heath, a new branch, to help ground the new church, to give us an extra source of wisdom, support and prayer and we began working on projects to support young families.

I was trained by MU to be a parenting facilitator and have facilitated assorted parenting groups in schools and at church, courses for Early Years, Primary, Teenage Years and for Special Needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.).  I am also part of the team of facilitators who work each term with groups of the ladies at HMP Send.

 

Sheila Sutherland, General Trustee and Mothers Union Enterprise Representative

I am Sheila Sutherland I am the MUe rep for Guildford and organise the sale of Mothers Union Shop goods throughout the Diocese

 

Sylvia Taylor, Faith and Policy Coordinator

My background is in nursing and I have enjoyed a varied career. I am married for  37  years  to Jeremy a retired church pastor and have lived in West Horsley for 35 years .

I joined the Mothers Union in West Horsley in 1992 becoming  a  committee  member, then secretary and  Branch leader, then Deanery co coordinator. I became a trustee in 2013 taking on Social policy   part  of  Faith and Social policy . I am very passionate about women and children’s rights both in England and world wide . I believe the MU  has a powerful voice to raise issues in such places as  our parliament the United Nations and UNICEF. I hope the Guilford Diocese can be part of that  by my engaging with members so that  they  too feel a part of the bigger picture. I continue to work for a  charity rescuing children in Uganda  and have had the privilege of meeting MU members in that  country.

Shirley Martin Trustee and co ordinator for Action and outreach

I became a member in 1996 in Guildford and moved to Farncombe branch  in 2000.

I became a trustee in 2016 and co ordinator for Action and outreach at the beginning of 2019. I have always been part of the rota of members volunteering in Coldingley and Send prisons .I was trained as a parenting course facilitator in the first Mothers Union course and have  been a member of the team offering parenting courses in Send prison for the past few years.

 

 

Jane Summerfield Trustee

I was born in Gillingham (Kent) and moved to West Norwood, have two brothers and one sister. I have gone through the Guiding movement and at present belong to Trefoil. My role within these organisations has been Treasurer or Secretary. I also belong to the Royal British Legion and Women’s Section where I am secretary to both Branches

I was enrolled into the M.U in 1988 and loving every minute of this great organisation. I have been Secretary and served two long terms as Chairman.

Derrick and I have been married for 37 years; we have four girls and eight grandchildren.

My other interests are within the Church, serving on the Pastoral Team and the PCC.

Our Church is St Mary & St Nicholas Leatherhead. I also belong to Leatherhead History Society and Friends of Leatherhead Hospital.

The trustees are assisted by

Lesley Templeman, Diocesan Administrator

I have worked as the diocesan administrator since spring 2008, usually for three mornings a week, but my hours are flexible so that I can accommodate the demands of my other roles. I am a grandmother to Esther (aged 10) and Adam (just 8), as well as helping out at various services at St Mary's Horsell.

 Steve Moore, Treasurer

Born in Glastonbury but moved to Farnbourough at the age of 11. after leaving school was an apprentice at the Ministry of Defence RAE. This lead to joining an engineering company and working on projects in Africa, the Middle East as well as at home.  In my 30's I retuned permantly to work in the U. K. buying a village stores and post office in Kent.  After 12 years this closed due to competition from the large supermarkets. Due to the long illness of my mother I returned to the area living first in Woking and now in Guildford. I passed a degree in Health and Social Care in the early 2000's and worked in the care industry untill bad health forced to retire early. My heath improved and I looked for a voluntary job. Our local Mothers Union Branch suggested I might like to take up  this position.

Diocesan Chaplain

Position currently Vacant.