Harwich Peninsula Churches

 Ministry Team

 Team Rector

Rev Canon Margaret Shaw


Team Vicar

Rosie Tallowin


Rosie has been Team Vicar of the Harwich Peninsula since September 2014. Rosie has been working with children and families for many years, mainly via connections through the church, working in schools and a variety of groups. The groups have included children and adults with different learning challenges, such as autism, which has resulted in Rosie being creative in the way that people explore the Christian faith and spiritual well-being. Rosie is married to Vic and has four grown-up sons, four daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.  Rosie has lots of hobbies but really enjoys being creative with knitting, crochet and sewing


 Associate Priest

Sam Winney


Sam is the minister leading a Grief and Bereavement Project for the Harwich Peninsula and the wider deanery. It is a time-limited post for three years and is part of the Diocesan Turnaround Project. As well as taking funerals, she is building resources and support groups, arranging ‘remembering services’ through the year and  encouraging people to think and talk about mortality and funerals.  Associate priest in the Harwich Peninsula Team since September of 2015. During the past three years she was also working as a Funeral Arranger at local Funeral Directors in Manningtree and hopes that her previous experience will be very useful in the new role.  She is married to Martyn and has two daughters.  Sam is a fan of contemplative prayer and silence, the Mystics and new monasticism. She’d like to be a great runner but God didn’t make her that way. 

Licensed Lay Minister

Sioux Thorpe


Sioux is married with a family and is a retired district nurse manager. She is the founder member of The Horse Rangers Association Harwich Troop and is a qualified British Horse Society instructor, teaching advanced students most weekends. Sioux trained with the Chelmsford Diocese for her Reader Ministry and has been preaching andteaching for many years within the Parish. Sioux has 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.


Janet Heath


Janet is a reader in the parish. She has lived here all her life and has worked as a science technician at The Sir Anthony Deane School and then the Harwich School. After a career change she moved to a local primary school. She is married to Henry and has two children and four grandchildren.She enjoys gardening, photography and travelling.



Vicki is married to Mark and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  She is originally from Sheffield and has lived here for 14 years.  She loves being with friends and family and encouraging all to “live every day”.  She enjoys music, gardening, swimming, reading and holidays.

We have an extra grandson!