Margaret Bowen

Margaret was christened, confirmed and married in St Johns Parish Church and so was pleased to return to her roots in Wellington in 2017 on her husband’s retirement.  Her daughter and family are nearby in Exeter, so she and her husband Stephen are able to see them more easily. 

Margaret is a Pastoral Companion has a special responsibility for the residents in The Old Vicarage Flats, run by Abbeyfield, which is just across the road from the church, as well as some members of the congregation.  She keeps in touch with them regularly and the residents are very appreciative of this contact. Margaret says that everyone is so different and they all have interesting stories that she loves listening to.

Margaret’s spirituality is contemplative and she appreciates silence and quiet periods.  She makes use of the daily “Pray as You Go” App, and enjoys spiritual reading.

Margaret’s hobbies are reading, walking and history, especially visiting castles and National Trust properties.