Revd Henry & Sheryl Pradella
Henry Pradella is the Vicar and Leader of Rainham Parish Church with Wennington. Henry has been leading both church ministries together alongside his wife Sheryl since 2005. Prior to becoming ordained Henry previously taught Art at secondary school level and now enjoys painting and guitar playing in his spare time. Sheryl has a heart for intercession and is very involved in the prayer ministry team. In her spare time Sheryl enjoys textiles, art and crafts. Henry and Sheryl have been married for over 30 years and have two children and three grandchildren.
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Revd David & Jan Stainer
David is our Associate Minister at Rainham and Wennington. David is married to Jan, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Jan works in administration for two local Christian charities: Havering Street Pastors, who patrol in Romford & Hornchurch caring for people out and about during the night; and Hope4Havering who run the night shelter in the Borough and work with the homeless. David works at the Evangelical Alliance, a Christian charity that unites Christians to work together for unity and truth under the slogan, “better together”.
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Arthur is one of our two Churchwardens for Rainham, serving his third year in the role. He heads up the Men’s Ministry, organising games nights and special outings; and has served for the last 38 years as both a Sidesperson and a Small Group Leader. He is also our buildings and maintenance contact. Arthur is married to Carol, and they have two children, four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
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Shirley is one of Rainham’s two Churchwardens and is also the manager for The Ship, our church cafe and outreach centre. As the Ship manager, Shirley’s vision is to feed the hungry and the needy. She works closely alongside Rainham FoodBank and aims to provide a place of safety and friendship for those seeking refuge. Shirley is married to Glenn and loves spending time with people. She has been a member of Rainham Parish Church since she was 18 and still loves being part of this community. Shirley also used to be a florist for about 12 years.
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Pat started attending RPC after a baptism course in 1985—having always had a faith, not being a church-goer. “My growth has been a slow process and at times it felt like two steps forward and ten back”. Pat’s mother always went to church and encouraged Pat to pray, but she was left to make up her own mind about church. “It wasn’t until I started to worship at Wennington Parish Church after several years of organising their shows, while still worshipping at RPC that I felt as if I had come home, and I feel that my faith has grown stronger since worshipping here. I love and enjoy worshipping and being with the family at Wennington”. Pat has served on the PCC at both Rainham and Wennington, and has been a Deanery Synod Representative and member of the Deanery Synod Standing Committee. Pat is currently in her second year serving as Churchwarden for Wennington.
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