We are thrilled to announce that, following our interview day a couple of weeks ago, the Revd Fiona Ellingham of Ruxley Church, Epsom has accepted the invitation to become the new Team Vicar at St John the Baptist, Little Marlow.
“During the interview process, Fiona made a universally positive impression on those who met her,” said Revd Dave Bull, Team Rector at the 4U Group of Churches. ”We feel sure she is the person God is sending to serve Little Marlow and the 4U team as our new part-time Team Vicar. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for this appointment. Please keep praying for Fiona and the church in Ruxley as she prepares to leave. We really look forward to welcoming Fiona and Robin in the summer and look forward to all the Lord has in store for us as we begin work together.”
“Having had the privilege to meet with many of the community at Little Marlow recently, I am so excited and feel immensely humbled to be taking on this role,” said Revd Fiona Ellingham. ”I have a great sense of peace at being called to be part of, serve and lead the wonderful community here. I can’t wait to start to begin to get to know everyone and for us to discern together God’s leading for our future”
Fiona will now serve a notice period at Ruxley and will move to Marlow in August ahead of being licenced on Monday 11 September 2023.
Fiona has a background in nursing and marketing and is the founder of an independent marketing consultancy – Rev F Marketing – and works with small business owners. Married to Robin, who recently retired from the Met Police service, he spends his time enjoying being with friends, volunteering and using his wealth of industry knowledge to benefit a national language body (NRPSI) as a board member. Together they enjoy narrow boating, camping, visiting new places, listening to a variety of music and watching films. Their daughter and son-in-law recently set up home in Downley, close to where Abbie works in the health service and Jack as a surveyor.
Fiona and Robin ask for your prayers for the community at Ruxley and for this time of change and transition – to finish well at Ruxley and for the practical things needed to make the move to Buckinghamshire as their new home, go smoothly.