Reverend Rowena  – Minister Wells United Church



Rowena was raised in Leicestershire, UK.  During her 20’s she trained as a State Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife, welcoming the opportunity to share with folk as new life arrived and as life was transformed through death. She then  graduated in Behavioural Sciences, a fascinating course, before training as a United Reformed Church Minister. She has been ordained for 31 years serving in the UK places of Kettering, Stroud, Coventry, Newcastle-upon-Tyne before moving to Wells, Somerset in 2014.  She was widowed  in 2013. She loves dogs but only borrows other people’s dogs these days. 

Rowena feels strongly that churches and communities need to support and empower one another that life can be the best it can be for all; because our loving God desires a good abundant life for all creation.

Rev Rowena  was first on The Sunday Hour in October 2021, and more recently in February and March 2022

In June 2022 Rev Rowena joined a Mission team from the World Council of Churches in Palestine and Israel, as part of their international human rights programme, EAPPI. Below she gives us her interview and updates on that very important trip. If you would like to read more eyewitness stories from Palestine and Israel and learn about how you can getting involved with EAPPI’s work, visit:


1 – Bishop’s Palace Wells 03/10/2021


2 – Well being Mondays 27/02/2022


3 – Ash Wednesday 02/03/2022



I have been sent by Quaker Pease and Social Witness (QPSW) as an ecumenical accompanier serving on the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) 


4- Mission Trip to Israel & Palestine Audio June 2022


5 – Mission Trip to Israel & Palestine Audio update 1 – June 2022


6 – Mission Trip to Israel & Palestine Audio update 2 – June 2022


7 -Mission Trip Audio update 3 – July 2022


8 – Mission Trip Audio Update 4 – July 2022


9 – Mission Trip Audio Update 5 – August 2022