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 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 Associate Priest and a Self Supporting Minister (which means that she, like lots of other people in the churches here, is a part-time volunteer and doesn't get paid.)  Sam works in Manningtree for a funeral director; arranging and organising funerals and looking after bereaved families. Sam first came to the Harwich team ministry as a curate in 2010 and has returned to continue her ministry. She is married to Martyn and has two teenage daughters and a dog. 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 and teaching 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 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.  She is originally from Sheffield and has lived in Harwich for 12 years.  She loves being with friends and family and encouraging all to “live every day”.  She enjoys music, gardening, swimming, reading and holidays