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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My name is Stephanie and I have the privilege of being one of four Church Wardens at Rainham & Wennington parish churches and always aim to do the best that I can, with God’s help. I am blessed with a supportive wonderful husband and two amazing children, I thank God always for the gift of family and pray that he will bless those who want to experience this with his favour. Continuously as I grow in my faith I ask God to open my minds eye and grant me understanding and unshakeable faith to always remain steadfast in my worship. I strive to always remember that when God makes a promise and I believe in faith, anticipate in hope & wait patiently, this will surely comes to pass.
Giving my life to Christ I can say was no challenge as I was raised in a Christian home with a mum who was on fire for God; my dad praise God joined her before his passing and I am grateful to God for this. I was able to accept and trust Him as my personal Lord and saviour very early on in my teens. My journey with God has been about understanding who He is, and how very much He loves each one of us and about who I am in Him, now that I am part of His family. I am still learning on this journey to this day, He continues to amaze and inspire me, demonstrating always that his name is a strong tower, when we believe and run into it, we will surely be safe.
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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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My name is Timothy Stock and I am churchwarden at Wennington parish church. I moved to Wennington in 1980 with my wife Maggie and two daughters. Over the next few years we went on to have another three sons. All our children had a great time growing up in the village. I have been a gravedigger for over forty years. I enjoy being part of a team keeping the church grounds tidy, and helping out the local community whenever l can.
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