Our Core Team
Leading and preaching
Rev. Jonathan Foster retired as our vicar on 30th June 2021. Proceedings have begun to determine the future leadership of our church but it is likely to be some months before any decisions are made.
My name is Mo Willis and I am one of the Associate Priests in the Parish. I am married to Ted and we have three children now all grown up and living away. We also have two lovely granddaughters, who are a real joy to Ted and myself.
From the age of 15 years I have had a faith in God, which has sustained and kept me throughout my life. God has, for as long as I can remember, played an important part in my life. I trained as a Nurse and then a midwife, a career I followed until I retired in 2011. I worked with Baptist Missionary Society in Bangladesh running a midwifery department. Then on returning to UK I worked in the Purbecks as a nurse/midwife. After my marriage I worked on the Chalwyn estate as an Occupational nurse, before becoming a coordinator for PRAMA in Poole.
I became aware of God calling me to Ministry in the Church of England and I was accepted and trained as a Reader/LLM. As I spent time studying, I began to hear God calling me to ordained ministry. I had the privilege of studying at Sarum College in Salisbury, meeting many interesting people from the Methodist and Anglican tradition, as we studied and journeyed together on the road to ordination. I was ordained Deacon in June 2015 and ordained Priest in June 2016.
I am enjoying being part of the Parish and meeting lots of new people.
My name is Lynn Bowerman and I am an Associate Priest here at St Clement's Church.
I moved to Poole over 30 years ago to work as a Teacher in local primary and middle schools. I also volunteered as a school governor while my children were of school age.
I have been part of this church community for almost 20 years, and it was on a parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2009 that God "called" me to ordination. St Clement's congregations encouraged me to pursue that calling, and have been a source of both support and encouragement throughout my theological training. I am delighted to be able to continue here for the foreseeable future, serving the spiritual needs of this prayerful and loving community.
Lay Minister with Permission to Officiate
I first came to a service in St Clement’s Church on what happened to be Rev Michael Boulter’s first Sunday after he had been made Vicar of our parish in 1966, and I have been a member of this church ever since.
Now retired, for most of my working career I was employed by Wessex Water as a water treatment scientist based in Poole.
I was invited to train as a Reader in the parish and was licensed by the Bishop of Salisbury in this role in 1988. In 2007 Salisbury Diocese reviewed the work and title of Reader, and all Readers in the Diocese were re-licensed by the Bishop as Lay Ministers. I retired from this role on my 70th birthday but the Bishop has granted me 'Permission to Officiate' as a Lay Minister. This enables me to continue preaching and leading services as and when requested by the clergy team.
Angela and I are keen supporters of the House of Grace in Romania (see "Home & Overseas Mission") and I am a member of Gideons UK.