Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

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


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.  
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…
Executive Pastor & Licensed Lay Worker

Terry Whittaker

Terry was born in Forest Gate, London and is Married to Jo.  They have three children and two greyhounds and have lived in Rainham for 23 years.  He had a career in the Insurance industry in London for over 30 years finally heading up the European Operations outside of London for a global insurance company.  He then took on the operational management of the Detling Summer Celebration, founded a Pioneer Ministry in Gillingham and was licensed as a Lay Worker…
Youth Pastor

Charli Perkins

Charli studied for a degree in Theology at London School of Theology. After this, the Lord called her to New Zealand. During her time there, Charli fell in love with New Zealand while working as a youth pastor and then in alternative education. She also met Philip and married him in 2018. Charli and Philip recently moved back to England to spend some time nearer her family. The couple both love people, water sports and adventures. They are both passionate…
Events Assistant Apprentice

Conor Whittaker

Conor has lived in Rainham his whole life. He has just left Rainham Mark Grammar School where he specialised in Drama and Music. Conor has been attending Church since he was born. As he has grown up, he has been involved in different areas of Church life, such as Children’s Work, Tech and Music Worship. His interests include theatre and music. He has now joined the staff team here at St Margaret’s as an Apprentice in Events, heading up all…
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