Reverend Lorraine Apps-Huggins, chaplain at The Living Well, was born in Broadstairs and came to know Jesus Christ through the ministry of a welcoming urban church who believed in the transformative work of Christ in the lives of individuals. Her decision to follow Christ came during an Alpha Course in 1995 and her development as a disciple was encouraged by personal experience of the healing and restorative grace that is found in Christ through prayer, God’s word, worship and the action of the Holy Spirit. Discovering God the Father’s consistent and eternal deep love for each one of us was both revelatory and releasing.
Lorraine, ordained in 2010, has a passion to see others helped by the reconciling and healing presence of Christ with prayerful, pastoral care as a bedrock for this ministry. She was previously employed in a rural parish ministry as her husband also prepared for ministry. They have been married for 15 years and have an amalgamated family of four and are grateful to have known God’s love, provision and guidance throughout the years. Lorraine enjoys art, music, family, friends, the great outdoors and time spent with 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 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 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 Stephen Hardy
Mr David Harries
The Reverend Canon Dr Steve Lillicrap
The Reverend Peter Ingram
Mrs Angela Warr