We are the Ministry Team who work together in building God's Kingdom and take active roles in our Sunday services. 

We are a mix of Ordained, Licensed and Authorised ministers and we look forward to sharing and meeting with you soon.

Ordained Ministers

Reverend Sharon Guest

Hello, my name is Sharon Guest. I was ordained in 2012 in Chelmsford Cathedral and came to these parishes in January 2019. I am also involved with Cursillo and am the National Spiritual Director. I find great joy in encouraging people to develop their own spirituality on their journey of faith.

Contact Details:


01702 545991

If you would like to learn more about Cursillo click here to be directed to Chelmsford Diocese Cursillo, or here for the National Cursillo website.

Reverend Kim Lepley

The church has been talking about Mission and Ministry teams for several years and it is a joy to be part of a group of churches that recognise the need to work alongside each other, supporting not just the ministry teams but each other as we endeavour to share the Gospel in each of our contexts.

Working alongside Reverend Sharon Guest has been wonderful and to extend that working to her Husband Reverend Ernie not only benefits the ministry team but the communities in which we serve.

We are told in Scripture that we are ‘One Body’, ‘One Church’ and this is acknowledged in the creating of the MMU.

It does not neglect however the fact that each parish church remains, in its own right autonomous and that the Parish holds on to that which makes it unique. What we do recognise however is that we are united in our mission, and ambition to share God’s story, supporting one another both as individuals and parishes.

Contact Details:


01702 216725

Reverend Ernie Guest

I was ordained in 2002 in Chelmsford Cathedral and have served in a variety of parishes over the years.

I have a passion for evangelism and seeing people come to faith.

Alongside my parish responsibilities, I have been involved in vocations for over 15 years and work with the diocesan team as the area ordination advisor for Southend Archdeaconry.

Contact Details


01702 936584

Reverend Gary Edwards

Welcome, I’m Gary and I was ordained at Chelmsford Cathedral in September, 2019. It is a privilege and a joy to have served in the Ashingdon benefice, and now in the wider Pearl Cluster of Churches since that time.  Prior to coming to ordination, I have worked in the financial, policing and educational sectors in various roles. I possess a heart for pastoral ministry; while sharing a passion for seeing people come to faith through Christ’s invitation in the Spirit.

Contact Details


01702 611777

Reverend Hayley Rogers

Hi, I'm Hayley. I was ordained in September 2021 and before that worked as a lawyer for the Civil Service for more than 20 years. I'm originally from sunny Margate, but most recently lived over the River Crouch in Althorne, where I was a licensed lay minister. 

Contact Details


07773 700453

Reverend Sue Mills

Hi, I am Sue Mills and have been a regular worshiper at St Andrews Rochford with my husband Chris. God called me several years ago and I have served as Church warden and on the PCC at Rochford. I have completed a Two Year Diploma in Theology at St Mellitus college in Chelmsford, and was ordained Deacon on 11th Sept 2022, becoming a non-stipendiary curate in the Pearl Cluster of Churches.

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Licensed and Authorised Ministers

Sue McNaught

Authorised Lay Preacher

Theresa Webster

Authorised Lay Preacher

Lynda Edmunds 

Authorised Lay Preacher

Andrea Bedford

Authorised Lay Preacher

Mike Baker

Lay Minister