Revd Joan Wakeling

Rev Joan last day

Rev Joan 2005-2014

Revd Joan’s farewell service was attended by over 90 of her friends on  8th June.  We wish her well in her new home in Ledbury. Priest in Charge of Raglan Parishes 2005 - 2014.  

Dear Friends, We have travelled a long way together and I pray that the incoming incumbent will continue with you along the path that God has for this group of parishes.  It has been exciting.

There are now in place some newly trained, lay ministries which will support the parishes during the interregnum and be part of the ministry team in the new Ministry Group.  We have three ‘Lay Eucharistic Ministers’, a new team of ‘Parish Visitors’ (yet to be commissioned) and a ‘Parish Administrator’.  I will leave the new Parish Office intact and functioning.  Another two of our members are exploring possible full time ministry of one type or another.

By June, I hope the “Roof Project’ at Raglan should be at a point where the fund raising and grant applications can continue seamlessly during the interregnum and time will not be lost.

Thank you for being such a support to me.  Thank you for your encouragement and your friendship.  I will miss you all dreadfully as I head into unknown territory and begin again to make friends from scratch.  However Ledbury is only 35 mins drive away and I hope many of you will visit frequently, short notice is fine!  I might even have time to remember how to cook!

These nine years have been a time of growth forus all.  May the dear Lord whom we love and serve, continue to teach and change us, both indivdidually and corporately , into the likeness of the Lord Jesus, and may our lives reflect His glory and love.  My Love to you all, Joan

Education and experience:-

  • B44. Hockerill Coll Camb CertEd  1965; 
  • Lon Univ Dip Th 1979; 
  • Southwark Ord Course GOE 1976; 
  • Deacon 1979 & 1990; Priest 1994.


  • Southwark -St Mark Kennington 1974-1979; 
  • Emmanuel Tolworth 1979-1980; 
  • Holy Trinity Richmond 1980-1984;
  • Oxford   -California 1984-1989; 
  • Arborfield +Barkham 1989-2000;
  • Finchampstead 2000-2005;
  • Chaplain Luckley Oakfield School Wokingham 1992-2004.
  • Monmouth  - PiC Raglan 2005-
  • Member General synod 1975-1985: 
  • Hospital Chaplaincies Council 1975-1985; 
  • Liturgical commission sub group 1980-1985;   


  •  Scripture Union Sunday school material; 

Teaching career:-

  • Cedar House, St Neots; 
  • St Peter’s Wolverhampton; 
  • Lakenham Boys Norwich; 
  • Hewitt Comprehensive Norwich; 
  • Bicester Comprehensive Oxford; 
  • Ernest Bevan Boys, Tooting Bec, London; 
  • Luckley Oakfield, Wokingham. 


  • Liturgical Dance, Scottish Dancing, Great Danes, Horse Riding, Gardening, Photography, Table tennis, Badminton, Rare Bantams.