Rev Sue Brewer - Vicar
Sue has been Vicar at Christ Church since September 2007, and she is also Area Dean of Gravesend. Before coming to Christ Church she was Associate Vicar at St Edmunds Church Living Well in Dartford. After studying for a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford University, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant, but decided quite quickly that that wasn’t the right career for her. Before her ordination, she was an authorised Pastoral Assistant in Rochester Diocese. Sue is married to Jeremy and they have 3 grown-up children and one granddaughter. In her free time she visits art galleries and loves travel and holidays. Sue and Jeremy share their home with Cinders the cat and Bodie the Border Collie puppy.
Rev Jacqueline Littlewood - Associate Priest
I trained on a residential course at Lincoln Theological College between 1977 and 1980 and served my first curacy as a stipendiary deaconess in the parish of St Paulinus, Crayford. In 1984 I moved to the parish of Holy Family, Gravesend with St Margaret, Ifield and whilst there I was ordained as a deacon in 1987. Another move took place in 1993 when I was licensed as a non-stipendiary curate to St Aidan, Gravesend, and in 1994 I was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest. In March 2006 I was licensed as an Honorary Curate to this parish with which I have had links through the East Gravesend Group and Gravesend Deanery since 1984.
I was enrolled as a member of the Mothers' Union in 1981 and have served on Branch Committees and as Enrolling Member/ Branch Leader, and between 2004-2007 as a Trustee for Rochester Diocese.
I am currently Chaplain to the Royal Marines Association, Gravesend; The Merchant Navy Association, Gravesend; the Royal British Legion, Gravesham and Ebbsfleet; and the Maritime Volunteer Service, Lower Thames division. I am also part of the Bluewater Chaplaincy Team.
Rev Jo Drew – Curate
My former work experience and qualifications have included nursing/care; information work; and horticulture. All of these focused on community or economic development and partnership working. I also worked for ten years, prior to theological training, as a Project Worker employed by both Catholic and Anglican Church organisations in the Lancaster district and surrounds. During that time I ran a church community centre; obtained funding; and set up and developed existing projects focusing, in particular, on the homeless and socially isolated older person within Urban Priory Areas. I also worked for a Church of England rural benefice for two years. I trained at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford between 2009-2011 as a residential ordinand whilst focusing on the healing ministry with placements in hospitals, hospices, L’Arche and in a children’s AIDS hospice and Townships in Bloemfontein, South Africa. I was ordained Deacon at Rochester Cathedral in September 2011.
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