Vicar of Christ Church - Vacant
Rev Jacqueline Littlewood - Associate Priest
I trained on a residential course at Lincoln Theological College between 1977 and 1980 and served my first curacy as a stipendiary deaconess in the parish of St Paulinus, Crayford. In 1984 I moved to the parish of Holy Family, Gravesend with St Margaret, Ifield and whilst there I was ordained as a deacon in 1987. Another move took place in 1993 when I was licensed as a non-stipendiary curate to St Aidan, Gravesend, and in 1994 I was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest. In March 2006 I was licensed as an Honorary Curate to this parish with which I have had links through the East Gravesend Group and Gravesend Deanery since 1984.
I was enrolled as a member of the Mothers' Union in 1981 and have served on Branch Committees and as Enrolling Member/ Branch Leader, and between 2004-2007 as a Trustee for Rochester Diocese.
I am currently Chaplain to the Royal Marines Association, Gravesend; The Merchant Navy Association, Gravesend; the Royal British Legion, Gravesham and Ebbsfleet; and the Maritime Volunteer Service, Lower Thames division. I am also part of the Bluewater Chaplaincy Team.
Rev Karen Seggie - Curate to the East Gravesend Group
Karen joined the East Gravesend Group of churches in July 2015. She was ordained Deacon in September 2015 and ordained Priest in October 2016. Karen is now serving her curacy at Christ Church, as well as at St Aidan’s and Holy Family in Gravesend and at St Margaret’s, Ifield. Before training for ordained ministry, Karen worked for ten years in a Special Needs school in Ipswich, Suffolk. She then moved to SW London to study for a degree in Theology. She trained residentially for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, where she also studied for a Masters degree in Applied Theology. Karen was born locally in Ashford, where her parents, sister and her family still live. She also has extended family in the Medway towns. In her spare time, she enjoys browsing in houseware and vintage shops, listening to music, singing, going for long walks in the countryside and by the sea, and spending time with friends and family.