The Reverend Anne Bourne M.A. Team Vicar with special responsibility for St Luke’s Church
In January 2020 the West Sevenoaks Team Ministry was officially launched and Anne Bourne was licensed on 9 February 2021 as Team Vicar with special responsibility for St Luke’s. Anne was previously Associate Vicar at St Luke’s from October 2015. This was having served her title at St. Luke’s after she was priested in St. Andrew’s church, Paddock Wood in September 2012. She is also Padre for the ATC and Trustee of Sevenoaks Counselling Service, as well as an Anna Chaplain. A large part of her ministry has been involved with the residents, family and staff of Emily Jackson House, which neighbours the church and is associated with its history. She was awarded an M.A. based on The Ministry of Presence in Residential Care. Previously she had studied part-time for three years with the South East Institute for Theological Education before being ordained as a deacon in Rochester Cathedral in September 2011.
Her early life and education was in Dartford, Kent. She then continued her education at university in Cardiff where she studied for a teaching degree in Home Economics. Following that she returned to Kent to teach in three different schools in Dartford, Erith, where she also worked as deputy head of a sixth form, and in Bexleyheath. After her marriage to Ian (from Otford) in 1997, they remained in Wilmington for a year before moving to Sevenoaks in 1998, where they have raised their three children – Jonathan, Esther and Rebekah.
The Rev Anne Bourne after her Licensing as Team Vicar by Bishop Simon on 9 Feb 2021
Laurence has been a clergy husband since 1988 and a Reader since 2002, in the Chester and Bangor Dioceses before transferring to Rochester. In addition, he served on the Chester Diocesan Synod for six years and on the Bangor Board of Finance for four years – being its Chair for the last two. Laurence retired in 2014 after a career in financial management, mainly in the FMCG and Nuclear industries.
The Reverend Dennis Mihill
Dennis was ordained in 1981, having previously been in practice as a Chartered Accountant in St. Albans. He Is a widower with three children and nine grandchildren and he moved with his wife to Sevenoaks in 2006 to be near to their daughter and family. They came from the village of Biddenham in Bedfordshire, where he was the honorary curate and, before that, he was the Vicar of Motspur Park in S.W. London. In his ministry, he was particularly involved in work with children and young people. In 2011, he visited Zimbabwe , as the newly appointed link person with the parish of All Saints, Marondera. As well as taking services at St. Luke’s when required, he often helps out at other churches in the district. He also enjoys being a member of five Sevenoaks U3A groups.
The Reverend Elizabeth Pearce
Elizabeth moved in retirement to Sevenoaks in 2014 with her husband, Laurence, to be nearer to their two adult daughters and grandchildren. Elizabeth enjoys worshipping at St. Luke’s and helps out with the occasional service when needed. Her first career was as a teacher of German. She was ordained deacon in 1988 and priest with the first of the women in 1994; she served in parish ministry in the Chester Diocese, where she was also an Adviser in Christian Spirituality, and in Bangor Diocese in North Wales.