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Our Ministry team includes The Revd Dr LC Onugha (Rector), Rev Canon John Edwards (Associate Priest), Rev Julian McAllen (Associate Priest)and Rev Tonia Elliott (New Communities Minister). Other members of the congregation also lead our worship.

  Rector: The Revd Dr Leonard Onugha
Associate Priest: Rev Canon John Edwards
John has been Associate Priest here since his ordination in 2001. He is married to Sue and has four adult children and ten grandchildren. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant and spent many years as a finance director in international engineering companies. As a non-stipendiary minister he combined his church duties with trusteeship of various occupational pension schemes and charities. He is currently Chair of the Friends of the Anglican Church in Ethiopia (FACE). He was for many years Associate Clergy Officer for the Archdeaconry of Berkshire and remains a Bishop’s reviewer for Ministerial Development. Since January 2013 John has been also an Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.
Associate Priest: Rev Julian McAllen
Julian was licensed and took up his post as Associate Minister to the Parish of Finchampstead and California in May 2017.  Previously he was Curate Assistant at Christ Church, Epsom Common after completing his theological training at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.  Prior to ordination he spent seventeen years in the teaching profession and was Head of Economics at Hornsey School in north London.  Julian has been involved in various aspects of mission and outreach.  He has worked with the Mennonite Community in London, lecturing on applied Christian Studies.  More recently Julian was the Anglican representative on interfaith dialogue in the Epsom deanery.  This involved dialogue with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, representatives from the Jewish Community in south London, and the various Christian denominations within the area.  Julian’s hobbies are football, rugby, cricket and naval history. He is married to Monika and they have a young son.
New Communities Minister, Arborfield Green: Rev Antonia (‘Tonia’) Elliott
Tonia was licensed to the Parish on 20th February 2018. She is originally from Sunderland in the North East but moved to Reading with her family 17 years ago. She was previously the curate at St Peters, Farnborough, where her ministry has been vast and varied. One of her main roles has been to lead the 5.30 evening congregation and building community between the people.
Tonia trained at St. Mellitus College in London which was an enriching and greatly enjoyable three years. Before training, she worked as a conference organiser and also had her own wedding planning business. She is married to David and they have two grown up daughters, Rebecca and Phillippa who both still live at home.
Tonia is excited to be working in the Arborfield Green new community and overseeing St. Eligius church, where there are huge opportunities to build God’s Kingdom as people move into the area.

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