PARISH TEAM

Revd Olwen Williamson

Born and brought up in the Republic of Ireland as a member of the Olwen WilliamsonChurch of Ireland (Anglican). Olwen has lived in the parish since 1972 and was ordained in 2003 as a non-stipendiary minister, having previously served as a licensed lay pastoral worker in Southwark diocese (SPA). Married to Gordon, with 3 adult daughters and 3 grand-children.

Olwen can be contacted at olwenontour@hotmail.com

Fr Peter King TD

Peter KingPeter is a Minister in Secular Employment, having served in the Parish since 1983. He is married to Di, with children Ian and Louise.

Peter is also a Judge of the Upper Tribunal [Immigration and Asylum Chamber] and has a particular interest in Human Rights, migration and cultural issues.

Peter trained for the Ministry at Westcott House Cambridge and on the Southwark Ordination Course. He is currently taking a part time MA at Kings College London in Theology and Politics. Peter represents the Deanery on the Diocesan Synod and on Bishop's Council.

He can be contacted on kingpd@hotmail.com

William Arnold - Reader

William ArnoldOriginally from Lancashire William has been a licensed Reader since 1989. Until 2008 he served in the Parish of St Margaret’s Putney and since then he has been in this Parish.

He is married to Beth and has non – identical teenage twin sons, Matthew and Jason. Three ginger cats, Jasper, Clarence and Mozart, complete the family.

William can be contacted at wbmjarnold@blueyonder.co.uk

Paul Russenberger - Reader

Paul RussenbergerPaul Russenberger is a retired chartered engineer who, with breaks in Zimbabwe and Denmark, has lived in Sheen since 1991.

He is one of the Street Pastors in Richmond.

Paul is married to Judith (he is often identified as ‘Judith’s husband’) and they have three children, Timothy, Heidi and Christopher. Paul can be contacted at paul.russenberger@btinternet.com

Mel Le Vesconte - SPA

Mel Le Vesconte has lived and worked in Mortlake since 1976. She has worshipped at St Mary’s since 1994, acting as parish press officer for 10 yrs and also as church warden. She works as a day chaplain at Southwark Cathedral, facilitating parish retreats and July 2014 002accompanying people on individual quiet days and training as a spiritual director. Mel has worked as a CRUSE bereavement care volunteer since 2000. Since being commissioned as a SPA in June 2014 she has set up a parish Julian Group, and is involved with Holiday at Home. She has two daughters and three grandchildren. Mel divides her time between Mortlake and Cornwall.

Deirdre Munro - SPA

Deirdre has lived in East Sheen since 1982. She is a retired landscape architect and most of her professional life was spent in the East End. Since being commissioned as a SPA in 2013 she spends much of her time in chaplaincy work, offering spiritual and pastoral care, on psychiatric wards at Springfield Hospital Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton – all within the South-West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, as well as volunteering at the charity shop based at Christ Church Brixton Road, and locally with FiSH. Deirdre is married to Bill and they have a grown-up daughter. Deirdre can be contacted at deirdre.munro1@btinternet.com