New Curate

19th July 2021

Our new curate, Jemima Lewis, was ordained on 4 July at Winchester Cathedral in the largest intake of new clergy in over two decades. 26 men and women joined the Diocese, 13 men and 13 women (the most women to be ordained in a single year this century). 

Jemima has a background in journalism and communications, which she continues to pursue while serving as curate, with her writing work focusing on women’s issues, sustainability and ethics. She trained locally through the Winchester School of Mission and has also been involved in the City Centre Chaplaincy, setting up a new service specifically for new mums which was based at the baby weigh-in clinic at United Church. She also has her own three children, aged 9, 7 and 3 and is married to André. 

Jemima first saw the DDO (Diocesan Director of Ordinands) over 10 years ago. “At the time I was struggling to work out how it would be possible to train as well as be the mum, wife and writer I wanted to be. But God has been so faithful and has lit a path for me to get here. I am delighted to be starting my curacy in Kings Worthy and Headbourne Worthy!”