Rev Lerys Campbell
My name is Lerys Campbell and I am the Priest in Charge of St Clements. I have been serving here since January 2023 and am still getting to know people in this community. I'd love to meet you, so why not come along to one of our services or activities and introduce yourself!
My wife Kate and I along with our daughter were previously in Parish ministry two Parishes in North Hampshire having previously served in the New Forest. We are currently loving exploring the local area and getting to know new people.
My name is Mo Willis and I have PtO (Permission to Officiate from the Bishop) here at St Clement's. My husband Ted sadly passed away last year but I have three children now all grown up and three lovely granddaughters. From the age of 15 I have had a faith in God, which has sustained and kept me throughout my life.
I was a Nurse and midwife until I retired in 2011. I have worked as far afield as Bangladesh but also in the Purbecks and on the Chalwyn estate, before becoming a coordinator for PRAMA in Poole. After training as a Reader/LLM, I began to hear God calling me to ordained ministry. After studying at Sarum College I was ordained Deacon in 2015 and Priest in 2016. I enjoy being part of the Parish team and meeting lots of 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 more than 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 serving the spiritual needs of this prayerful and loving community.
Lay Minister with Permission to Officiate
I first came to St Clement’s Church on Rev Michael Boulter’s first Sunday as Vicar of our parish in 1966, and I have been a member of this church ever since. Now retired, for most of my career I worked as a water treatment scientist for Wessex Water. I was licensed as a Reader by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1988 and was relicensed as Licensed Lay Minster when the role title changed in 2007. I retired from this role on my 70th birthday but the Bishop has granted me 'Permission to Officiate' which enables me to continue preaching and leading services. My wife Angela and I are keen supporters of the House of Grace in Romania (see "Home & Overseas Mission") and I am a member of 'Good News for Everyone' (formerly Gideons UK).