The Reverend Canon Sarah Chapman, Chaplain at The Living Well, writes:
I was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1955. I came to a living faith in Jesus Christ at my confirmation in 1969. I am married to Giles, a recently retired solicitor who specialised in social housing. We have two children, Mark who is married with two young sons and Ruth who is married and was ordained Priest in June 2014. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1977 specialising in Mental Health. I was licensed as a Reader in 1983 whilst living in a small village in the Chichester Diocese. I trained for ordained ministry through SDMTS and was ordained Deacon in Chichester in 1989 and licensed as a Curate in a village benefice. Subsequently I was ordained Priest in the Chichester Diocese in1994, and was appointed Curate at Easebourne, which included the Chaplaincy at King Edward VII Hospital at Midhurst. During this period I was the first woman to celebrate Communion in Chichester Cathedral. I was appointed Vicar of Sheet in the Portsmouth Diocese in 1996 and moved to Bitterne Park, Southampton in 2002, where I was a training Incumbent and a Bishop’s Examining Chaplain. I served on General Synod for the Diocese of Winchester from 2003 to 2010.
I enjoy being part of the team here at The Living Well where our mission is to promote Healing and Wholeness through offering hospitality, prayers for healing and time and space to listen to the heartbeat of God.
Mrs Hilary Hills is an Assistant Chaplain of The Living Well. She was born in London and moved to Kent aged 11. It was at her local parish church that she met Jesus and was confirmed in 1971. She also met her husband there and they were married in 1980. They have three lovely children who are all married and four grandchildren all ten of whom are such a joy and blessing to them.
Hilary has always been involved in her local church and through this was led by God to pursue some leadership in prayer, pastoral care and healing and wholeness. She loves people and thrives on serving others! Her professional working life has been spent in education where it has been a thrill to work with other professionals, parents and carers to nurture and develop the innate potential of every child that she has come into contact with. She says that it has been, and continues to be, a real privilege.
Hilary has been involved at The Living Well since it began and is thrilled to be able to devote some more time to this now, in response to God’s leading and guiding.
Mr Ron Seggie is an Assistant Chaplain of the The Living Well. He was born in London and lived there until he married Jan in 1972 and moved to Ashford. They have two daughters and two grandsons. Ron retired in 2012 following a career in maintenance engineering.
In 2000 Ron started to attend St Mary’s Church in Great Chart and Singleton and it filled a space in his life that he had not realised needed filling. By 2008 he felt called to work within the Healing Ministry. He continues to offer personal prayer at his church and throughout the past few years has been closely involved with The Living Well offering prayer ministry at a variety of events. Ron says that this work has shown him the power of the Trinity in healing. He is looking forward, with excitement, to working with the team here.
The Trustees of the Living Well are:
The Reverend Canon Sarah Chapman
Mr David Harries
The Reverend Stephen Hardy
Canon Julian Hills
The Reverend Canon Dr Steve Lillicrap
Sir Donald Martin
Mrs Angela Warr