Who's Who

Richard has been Rector since 1999. He is married to June and they have three grown up sons and three grand children. Although born in Norfolk and a long suffering supporter of Norwich City F C ,his last ministry job was in an inner city Parish in Belfast. Richard also works with those who are trying to discern if they should be Ordained and he is a trainer of other Clergy. He is a rep for Ely Diocese to promote the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He is passionate about social justice and reaching out with the Good News about Jesus Christ. He thinks Fawlty Towers was a good preparation to work with Churches and has survived by seeing the funny side of life.

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Becky and her family joined us in June 2017.  She trained for ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and before becoming a vicar worked for Tearfund as a Speaker Manager. Her other roles have included Director of Community Development for a regeneration company in London, care assistant and even admissions manager at Thorpe Park. If you want to talk to anyone about weddings at one of our churches look no further. Becky is often found with a cup of coffee in hand and a good book or a Netflix boxset at the ready.

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Daniela Osborne - Operations Manager

Daniela's role is to enable delivery of the Changing Market Towns project (in Ramsey & Chatteris) by offering a support role in monitoring, reporting and managing the resources allocated to the Project, reporting to the Bishop’s Change Officer for Market Towns. Assisting the clergy, Parochial Church Councils and congregations with essential administrative and financial functions to enable culture change and church growth. Recording church service figures and collection/giving amounts as well as positive impact stories. As part of the Changing Market Towns Project, the next five years will see the Diocese of Ely investing £4.36 million into the region’s market towns. The idea is that this funding will enable the Diocese to transform its engagement with Fenland town communities in the North of the region, increasing congregations and developing ‘fresh expressions’ of church (i.e. new outreach ideas). Therefore, if the project is successful, the town should see an increase in service attendance and giving amount. 

Daniela is passionate about her two beautiful daughters, Jessie and Abigail and her menagerie of animals! 

Operations Manager for Ramsey and Chatteris Parish Churches

Leo Ororbor - Community Mission Worker

Leo is our Community Mission Worker. He is blazing the way for mission and outreach in Ramsey. He has launched the fresh expression church service Wednesday Night Live #wnl series. He manages our Foodbank and Foodbank Drop-in which runs twice a week meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in Ramsey. Leo is passionate about sports, especially football, he leads a non - league football team called Corinthians FT which provides a a safe place for young people to go and be offered support with anger management, self-confidence and self-esteem. He is a husband to the beautiful Ully and father to two gorgeous girls, Anneka and Gabrielle.   

Community Mission Worker

Vicki worked in biomedicine for pharmaceutical companies, the NHS and University College London. Her research focus was malaria and opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDS. As International Project Manager, she developed various discoveries, including her own, into marketed medicines. Later she coordinated R&D for UCL and NHS Trusts in NC London, introducing compliance with the EU Clinical Trials Directive. When retired, she trained as a Reader (CoE), (Licensed Lay Minister in Ely Diocese). She is licensed to The Ramseys & Upwood and Hinchingbrooke Hospital. In the Hospital she has a particular calling to support mothers who lose their babies. In the Parishes she is keen to help people grow in their discipleship. For relaxation she sings and gardens.

Fred was Rector of Milton then Team Rector of Ely before retiring and moving to Somersham ten years ago. He is now Rural Dean and on the councils of 2 theological colleges. In addition to helping in the Somersham benefice, we have the pleasure of Fred's support in our benefice. So much for retirement!  Along with his wife Val, he enjoys walking and holidays in their camper van.

Val was a Team Vicar in Ely before moving to Somersham. As well as helping in the Somersham benefice, we are delighted Val continues to use all her giftings with us. Within the Diocese she is also a Spiritual Director, Mothers’ Union Chaplain and a member of the Spirituality Advisory Group.  Along with her husband Fred, she enjoys walking and holidays in their camper van!

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