Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Below you can find the profiles of all the staff and leaders here at St Margaret’s Church.

Vicar

Nathan Ward

Born in 1980 in Chatham (Kent), Nathan was educated at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester, where he studied GCSE’s and A-Levels. From here he went to Durham University where he studied for his first degree in Community and Youth Work Studies. For 13 years he worked in custodial settings for a multi national security company, becoming head of an immigration removal centre. He focused mainly on working in settings where there were young people and in 2007 was given a National Youth…
Assistant Priest

Jonathan Jennings

Revd Jonathan Jennings is the assistant priest at St Margaret’s. Born in County Durham, he spent his childhood in the north of England before serving as curate in Peterlee and Darlington. Specialist media posts followed, first for the diocese of Manchester and then at Church House in London and finally at Lambeth Palace.  From there he went to be priest in charge at St Augustine’s Gillingham before joining St Margaret’s in 2016.  
Parish Evangelist

Jodie Ward

Jodie (no relation to Nathan) was born in Gloucester and went to Chosen Hill Secondary School where she developed a passion for English Literature. Jodie moved to Sir Thomas Richard Grammar School for sixth form where she studied A Level English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics and Art. During this time Jodie led the Christian Union and was an active member of St Andrews Churchdown yourhgroup, helping organise county wide youth events and was a member of the PCC. Following sixth…
Associate Vicar

Christine Allen

Christine is married to Nigel and has three grown up children and two grandchildren. Her professional career was in Education. She taught for many years in London, Norfolk, Kent and the Medway Towns in both primary and secondary schools as well as working for a local authority in their school improvement team and as Head of their of Learning Support Service. Christine’s specialism is special educational needs. Christine has been involved in many church activities including being a Church Warden…
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