The Revd Dr Jack Dunn
The Revd Dr Jack Dunn was collated and inducted as Rector of Wanstead in September 2016. Biographical and contact details are to follow.
The Revd Richard Wyber
The call to ordained ministry came to Richard relatively late in life, towards the end of a varied career based on his qualification as a Chartered Accountant. He joined the ministry team in Wanstead on ordination in 2006, although he lives with his wife and adult son up the road in Woodford Green.
Richard has an interest in small groups and group activities as a supplement to formal worship. Matthew 18.20; “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” is a verse with special meaning for Richard and reflects his own experiences.
Apart from his church duties he serves on the board of a substantial benevolent association. He enjoys travel, cultural activities (including reading, listening to music and looking at art) and used to be a morris dancer.
Tel: 07879 631701
The Revd Canon Ann Clarke
Ann is our first House for Duty Associate Priest and was previously the stipendiary Priest in Charge at Holy Cross Church, North Bersted, Bognor Regis and an Honorary Canon of Chichester Cathedral.
Ann worked as a secondary school teacher for over thirty years and was the Deputy Head of three schools in East London and Southend before her ordination. She served her title in St. Gabriel’s in Aldersbrook and was one of the first women to celebrate the Eucharist in the parish of Wanstead.
Before taking up her ministry in Bognor Regis, Ann was a priest in secular employment for five years and the Team Rector of Becontree South in Dagenham for eight years.
Olive Thursby – Licensed Lay Minister
As a farmer’s daughter, Olive’s upbringing in rural Cumbria has influenced her response to God. She taught in Carlisle and then continued her career in education in London. She lives in Wanstead and has three grown up children. She has been actively involved in the worship of the parish for a number of years. She became a Licensed Reader in 2009 after theological training at St. Mellitus College. Her title changed to Licensed Lay Minister in 2015. Her spiritual focus is on the mission of the church. Her other interests are playing the organ, walking, travel and attending arts events.
Tel: 020 8530 2644