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.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Sutherland, Finance and Central Services Coordinator

I am Sheila Sutherland I am Finance & Central Service Co-ordinator plus MUe rep & also do the Book of Remembrance.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Rev. Jackie Richardson, Chaplin

I was ordained 6 years ago and originally served as an Ordained Local Minister in the parish of Walton on Thames.

I recently moved to All Saints Weston Green as Associate Vicar in January 2016 and at the same time accepted an invitation to become Chaplain to the Guildford Diocese Mothers' Union. I am very much looking forward to finding out more about the Mother Union and he work that you do and helping to support the Spiritual growth and development of the organisation.

 

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 me first to stop this work and then the job that followed. I retired last year but and was declaired fit again in the Autumn.

 

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 also very involved as a governor at my local church junior school in Horsell and as grandmother to Esther (aged 7) and Adam (just 5), as well as helping out at various services at St Mary's Horsell.

Edwin Catt Vice President

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.